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Singles With Lachlan: Two Steps On The Water, Slum Sociable & More

Big hearty hooroo to gun Beat editor Cara. Thanks for publishing my shit.

SINGLE OF THE WEEK

TWO STEPS ON THE WATER : A Little Bit Scared

An understated propulsion flows throughout A Little Bit Scared, cascading violin melodies conjuring a whirlwind. Here, Two Steps On The Water feel in control of chaos, surreptitiously exploding into throes of passion from intimate lulls. Equal in its comfort and raw emotion, A Little Bit Scared is a little bit scary good in its ability to impact.

 

CURVES : Perfumery

A few flashes of warped John Maus-ness thread Perfumery, inviting a not entirely flattering comparison, but there’s enough here to stand on its own feet. The yearning platitudes stick, its vivid ‘80s touchstones do the trick. It’s a case of doing too much being just enough towards the close.

 

DRAKE : Fake Love

I guess this is a good place for Drake to be at right now, a breezy track, returning to the well of tight production from recent high watermarks. A decent hook tempered by typical Drizzy melodrama. No ploy for reinvention, old mate Aubrey is just keeping on keeping on. And it sounds pretty nice.

 

SLUM SOCIABLE : Name Call

The vocals here do the trick of sounding a bit like Thom Yorke but not enough to say “Hey, this cunt is just ripping off Thom Yorke,” and the sonic-smithery treads the line between interesting and too busy. Tidy stuff.