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Foley - EP Review: On My Conscience

01 Apr 2020 // A review by Isla Norman
The infectiously fun Foley are back with the five track EP to keep you grooving through your isolation. On My Conscience offers insight into the buzzing minds of Ash Wallace and Gabriel Everett. The duo have a knack for translating their doubts and daily challenges into ridiculously tasty pop tracks. Wallace and Everett’s friendship can be heard in the sound Foley creates— it’s clear that they have a lot of fun making music.


On My Conscience starts with a killer, catchy tune called Midnight which is about going home with the wrong person. The tidy, funky drum section and powerful pop vocal performance from Ash Wallace makes Midnight slap.

The second track on the EP is called Can’t Help the Way, and it brings back memories of the live music scene in Auckland. It’s no surprise the song was nominated for an APRA Silver Scroll award — it’s a brilliantly executed pop song. The chorus features a complex and exciting melody, and conversational lyrics, and a great hook line.

My favourite from the EP is the powerful Cola, which tells the narrative of moving on from a relationship that wasn’t worth your time. There is liberation in the track — Foley are feeling whole on their own, and it’s exciting. Cola boasts another killer chorus, a tell-tale sign of the duo’s writing.

The EP finishes with the more mellow and thoughtful Homesick. Wallace’s vocals are vulnerable, while the groovy production drives the song to align with Foley’s distinctive sound. The overall sound of the EP is professional and polished, and On My Conscience is relentlessly dancey. All five tracks call for the dance floor to flood.

Rating: ( 5 / 5 )
 

About Foley

Auckland-based pop duo Foley are beaming after the success of two previous singles Talk About It and Stranger. They received boundless support from New Zealand media and have graced international Spotify playlists. In 2018 Foley supported Openside on their No Going Back Tour, playing Christchurch, Wellington, Palmerston North and Hamilton. Foley are preparing for their debut EP release due the end of this year.




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On My Conscience
Year: 2020
Type: EP

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