Morning Harvey – Love&loveand. EP Review

Morning HarveyMorning Harvey are genre blending four piece out of Brisbane who have released a atmospheric and entertaining EP called ‘Love&loveand.’.

With an EP title that is a grammar Nazi’s worst nightmare, you instantly assume that this EP is either so good its an offering from the gods, or more likely, that a group of dickheads have dropped an EP where the only hype is self generated. As it turns out, the answer lies closer towards an offering.

This Brisbane foursome have made an EP that is instantly addictive with a nigh on perfect amalgamation of psychedelia and 80s garage rock, with a healthy sprinkling of modern indie. The diversity makes this an instantly accessible album, sure to delight the modern fans of Tame Impala through to Oasis and even lovers of the classics like The Velvet Underground.

Morning Harvey suck you in from the outset announcing the beginning of your grandiose sonic adventure with a fuzz filled, grunge laden, stomping tune by the name  ‘Pinch Me Velvet’. The follow up ‘Smith Street Swap Meet’ is another giant soaring rock odyssey and probably my favourite track of the EP, with the jangled guitars and hazy vocals really striking a chord.

To be honest, the guitar work throughout the EP is pretty rad and probably the major factor that makes it such an appealing listen. There is something about the way Morning Harvey make each hook so individually noticeable, yet when combined create a viscous cloud of sound that is so thick it appears as one, hitting the spot and engulfing your ears in full in the process.

‘Quince’ signs off the EP with its swaggering harmonies and soaring meshwork of guitars leaving you hastily checking your watch to see if you have time to start ‘Pinch Me Velvet’ and listen all over again. Safe to say, Morning Harvey have captured my ears with ‘Love&loveand.’ being one of the best listens in my recent times. Check it out and feel free to join me as one of the converted.

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