Pyyramids – ‘Invisible Scream’ EP

Our rating:

Effortlessly narcotic vocals make for a thoroughly classy EP

Drea Smith’s effortlessly narcotic vocal makes everything she sings sound like she’s casting a spell. And despite Pyyramids’ slightly iffy pedigree (the other half of the duo, Tim Nordwind, plays bass for novelty video types OK Go), this is a thoroughly classy EP. The title track is all introverted sadness offset by dark-hearted distortion worthy of The Kills, while ‘Everything Leads Back To You’ ups the electronic element. ‘Better Than Before’ pits slow-building pianos against a kind of desperate hopefulness, before a thrashing live cover of PJ Harvey’s ‘Rid Of Me’ ends the record with some serious chutzpah.

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Record label: Paracadute
Release date: 21 Oct, 2013