THE FRESH & ONLYS – “SOOTHSAYER EP”

60’s psych-folk with pop melodies.

From the opening title-track, with its jaunty bridge and studied ’60s pop sensibility, it’s clear that the band are still masters of the (deceptively) simple melody. “God of Suez” is a swaying, beach-ready boogie, with a charming Mamas & Papas guitar lick, whilst “Forest Down Annie”‘s slow, reverent pace and psychedelic guitar flourishes harken back to the group’s gloomier earlier releases. Closer “Deluge of War” boasts a soaring, harmonic chorus – finishing up Soothsayer on a high.

PLAY: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

RIYL: MAGIC TRICK, WOODS, UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA

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