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Pigeon: Settle In EP [Review]

Words by Jacqui Wonder.   

Aussie electro-pop crew Pigeon are making 2014 their bitch with a solid release in their sophomore EP Settle In, released this Australia Day long weekend. The Bris-vegas based fivesome have levelled up since their debut offering – Fortunes EP – with super sleek production and a dynamic collection of dramatic tracks across the EP.

Lead single ‘Two Moon’ is a funk infused hit laden with synth and disco flavoured electric guitar riffs (plus a side of sneaky cowbells in the back). Come hither vocals (by Danny Harley aka The Kite String Tangle) give the track a sexy side of intrigue, powered on by a baseline that surely is the very definition of groove.

‘Climbing Trees’ speaks of that obligatory but unwelcome end to the days of our youth – no one wants to get old and have responsibilities right? And though it’s a popular topic Pigeon do it with drama, guitar, keys, bass and percussion carrying light verses through to anthem-like choruses driven by vocals and pouring with synth.

Drawing on the darker electro styling that marked their debut EP, the boys get moody in title track ‘Settle In’. Vocals reminiscent of Two Door Cinema Club mark the emotive track as well as follow up ‘Crowhurst’, which has to be the standout track of the EP. The musicality and skill of the fivesome really shine here with standout percussion and synth, some hell romantic sax and the entire music department’s stock of instruments.

Add an organ to that list on ‘Curtain Call’ which you’ll be listening for in the club this year. As though the frenetically-paced preceding verses weren’t enough to drive you nuts on the df, serious bass takes the spotlight around 2:40 in that will have you busting moves like Carlton.

Rating: ★★★★

Pick up a copy of the EP now from iTunes.

The boys are hitting the road next week for a few shows with Melbourne’s Back Back Forward Punch on support. Grab all of those tour details right here. | |

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