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EP REVIEW: WRKHOUSE - Out Of The Blue

Having already played sold out shows at Cardiff’s Clwb Ifor Bach, Manchester's The Deaf Institute and The Victoria Dalston in London, Welsh newcomers WRKHOUSE are quickly making waves in the Indie scene. Their new EP ‘Out Of The Blue’ is the perfect entry point for any newcomers to discover their thoughtful Indie Pop sound.



The atmospheric opening has a very The 1975 esc feel as ethereal vocal harmonies tangle and soar to create a mesmerising dreamscape that lures you before the EP fully kicks off. ‘Time Again’ then dives into a deep groove with popping electro notes, a smooth, swagger filled bass / drum rhythm before exploding into a heavy Rock finale! This blend showcases their inventive, thought through instrumental texture.


Our favourite track on the EP has to be 'Getaway', a song that proves just why they are being so hotly talked about. Supremely smooth vocals and light Indie grooves lull you into a gentle melodic flow that may remind you of Foals. The chorus then raises the intensity of the track tenfold, bringing in huge rock stabs and a soaring synth sound that is bright yet moody in its tone. This combination builds a wall of sound that the vocals can float on top of and create a huge Indie atmosphere.



Another highlight is 'Snow'. Again, what stands out is the contrast of atmospheres. Some sections are filled with winding guitar lines and dreamy synth textures yet it often builds to a more anthemic and expansive sound full of crashing drums and expressive vocal lines that will have you screaming at the top of your lungs. 


The tonal and emotive variety of the EP highlights their songwriting qualities and sets them up to have a huge 2024.

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