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[a]Turn[/a] can do 'ballad' without losing their fucked-up edge...
And this is where we discover Turn on this mini-LP, a collection of now hard-to-get tracks from their first three singles. They're not fully-formed yet, but there's plenty of raw-hewn promise contained on these six tracks. Opener 'Beretta' is the one on the radio, a spiky post-Pixies crunch that puts enough of a spin on their influences to suggest Turn have some thrilling shapes of their own waiting in store. It also shows off frontman Ollie Cole's serrated croon to fine effect, a truly singular snarl that seduces as surely as it disquiets.
Elsewhere, the embryonic Turn run the gamut from the beguiling splintered ('Beeswax', proving Turn can do 'ballad' without losing their fucked-up edge) to the awkwardly pedestrian ('Never Needed You'). It's early days, for sure, but if Turn follow the right instincts, their debut proper will blow minds, as opposed to pique interests, as this record does.
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