Canberra duo Lavers, made up of the two Laver brothers Dom and Sebastian, are due to release their debut 7-track EP ‘Endless Corridors‘ on September 14th. Lucky for us, we have already had a listen and it doesn’t disappoint.
Endless Corridors provides you with a deep insight into the psyche of an despondent newly single individual, with Lavers managing to intimately capture that most delicate mindset. Their songs cover all the emotions, the shock, the hurt, the questions and the sickening ‘what next’ feelings, with the deepness in their lyrics painting a graphic picture of love lost.
‘Lonely Hunter’, ‘Love and Addiction’ and ‘Heard You Call My Name’ all explore solitude and the inability to move on, drawing on classic imagery such as ‘faded photographs’, ‘endless corridors’ and claiming “I want your love”. Each song is accompanied by the soft, tender vocals from Dominic Lavers, which manage to fully encapsulate and communicate the amount of despair in each song. Add the backing by a slender mix of keys, soft percussion and precisely played guitar chords, Lavers create music that is not only moving but easy listening and relaxing.
‘Our Little Empire’ is the lead single and our favourite song off the EP, as the emotion is focused and delivered in a slightly more upbeat and controlled manner, allowing the strength of sadness to be felt but without creating a sense of ‘heaviness’ to the listen.
‘Don’t Drop Stones From Heaven’ is another of the standout tracks on the EP, being underpinned by this fragile but swanky rolling percussion, and a particularly sweet piano solo. It follows the same melancholy subject matter, but the angelic vocals by Dom Lavers seem to be slightly more charming and just hit the spot perfectly.
Whoever the inspiration for ‘Endless Corridors’ was, she was clearly special to one of the Laver brothers, and influenced the creation of a fabulous, intimate and moving EP.