Icarus has crafted two exquisite new songs for the Barnburner EP which he shares with Mordecai Smyth. ‘Auntie Powers Her Nose’ is a hook laden slice of classic psyche pop. With a nod and a wink to the late Sixties, it’s an infectious earworm that will stay with you longer than an all-day gobstopper. It’s followed by ‘Crystal Jacqueline’, a beautiful ballad that evokes memories of long, hot summer days and heavenly daydreams. It is as close to perfection as mere mortals can aspire.
Mordecai Smyth follows up his Dial M For Mordecai EP with two songs that find him in a mellow mood. ‘Out In The Stars’ has a dreamy psychedelic vibe and uplifting chorus that invites the listener to turn off their mind, relax and float downstream. Its companion, ‘Drifted Along’, evokes the spirit of the late Sixties Moody Blues with consummate grace and style. A lysergic foray into the vicissitudes of love and life, it will have you surrendering to your inner Shangri-La quicker than you can say supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.
1. Icarus Peel - Aunty Powders Her Nose 03:10
2. Icarus Peel - Almost Murder Ballad 05:04
3. Icarus Peel - Crystal Jacqueline 03:22
4. Mordecai Smyth - Out In The Stars 03:07
5. Mordecai Smyth - Plastic People 02:41
6. Mordecai Smyth - Drifted Along 02:16