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Groove Lagoon - EP Review: Extended Play

09 Aug 2017 // A review by Alex Moulton
First out of the gates is the opening track, Shiver, which has a similar drum and bass style to that of Villainy's 2012 track Money Mouth. With clean vocals from vocalist Joel Sunde, and an infectious funky beat, that has a mix of early Jamiroquai and Incubus vibes. Middle track Call Out has a slower feel to it, with a minimal use of guitars in the verses, allowing the vocals to take the full focus. Very much a "Highly Suspect" feel to it.

The EP ends on the final track Gorilla, which despite a slow start, jumps into a fast paced, rocky riff that somewhat doesn't fit the emotion of the EP, set up by the previous songs. Gorilla serves more as a reminder of what they are capable of outside of the groove circle, and it definitely has a lot of speed and catchiness, synonymous with such acts as The Strokes and Franz Ferdinand. With a short track length of only 2:40, Gorilla could very well be the track that gets Groove Lagoon some major play on the airwaves.

This short three-track Extended Play (EP) from Auckland based Groove Lagoon shows a lot of potential in their ability to create their own sound while incorporating successful traits of other established groups.
 

About Groove Lagoon

With an upbringing across on the golden sands of Omaha Beach and the concrete jungle of Auckland City, Groove Lagoon are quickly establishing themselves as one of the most exciting upcoming bands in NZ. Born in the summer of 2016, Groove Lagoon has created their own combination of groove, catchy hooks and a good time, and have set out to play them live as much as possible.




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Extended Play
Year: 2017
Type: EP

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