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The Motorpool - Wrecking Ball EP

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.

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Stuart 'Saur' Smith was a prolific writer for The Mag throughout the magazine's lifetime. He combined a day job of temporary office jobs in London with a nightlife of trawling the capital's music venues looking for talent. As well as writing about music, he was a session musician who featured on a number of singles in the 90s. Today, Stuart is a Chief Writer for Phonotonal.
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