The Motorpool - Wrecking Ball EP

The Motorpool always threaten to take over the CD player. Previously with the striking ‘Winter Suntan’ and the depth of ‘Credit Card’ and now with ‘Insomniac’, the second track on their latest EP.

It’s a lot to do with the thick and creamy vocal and plenty to do with the quality and sensitivity of the instruments. However, the songs really pull the rug out from under your feet with their intertwined compositions of brit-pop meets sombre-indie.

The other songs on offer on this EP range from radio-hugging hooky melodies and guitars that sound like a heat wave to epic Bond-theme orchestration.

Pulp, Bowie and Suede all pop up in amongst it, but the combination of symphonic instrumentation and deep vocal really is starting to become a wholly important trademark of The Motorpool.

Fenton
Steve Fenton was Editor in Chief for The Mag and also wrote for DV8 Magazine and Spill Magazine. He was often found in venues across the country alongside ace-photographer, Mark Holloway. Steve studied Psychology at OSC, and Anarchy in the UK: A History of Punk from 1976-1978 at the University of Reading.