Nai Harvest/Playlounge – ‘Flower’ EP

Former tour buddies go head to head on split EP

Hailing from Sheffield and London respectively, and with one album each to their name, Nai Harvest and Playlounge are energetic, fast-rising indie/punk duos. They’ve toured the UK together, and are now collaborating on ‘Flower’, a four-song EP pressed on flower-shaped coloured vinyl. Nai Harvest’s ‘Buttercups’ weds dreamy shoegaze guitar to burly, Smashing Pumpkins-y rumbling bass, inspired by an early ’90s they’re far too young to remember, before Playlounge’s ‘Hand Clap Cinema’ bundles together No Age guitar noise and drawn-out post-rock. Both bands also cover each other: NH clatter brusquely through Playlounge’s ‘Sweet Tooth’ and PL give their chums’ 2013 track ‘Floor’ an extra coat of Dinosaur Jr paint.

Noel Gardner

Details

Record label: Dog Knights Productions
Release date: 04 Aug, 2014