EP: Dama Scout - Dama Scout
There's something indescribable about the music of Dama Scout. The London trio perfectly pieces together starkly contrasting sounds into this beautiful kaleidoscope; creating music that you can peer into and get lost in. Their crunchy garage pop is equally parts catchy and bristling, the band pulling you in with entrancing melodies.
"Tightrope" features vocalist Eva Liu lamenting a life that's forcing her to walk aimlessly like atop a tightrope; her billowing soprano cutting through the hazy instrumentals, creating a rough, but beautiful moment. Joined by bandmates, Luciano Rossi and Danny Grant, this third track on the all-too-short EP is the perfect summation of their sound, with subtle beginnings continually evolving until a roaring, noisy finish. Meanwhile tracks like "Sugar" and "Toothache" are as unforgettable and sweet as their name would lead you to believe. "Sugar" is flashy and endearing, updating a shoegaze sound into something modern and dreamlike. Nearly midway through the track we're treated to a thunderous breakdown, guitar shifting back and forth with breakneck pace, leading you headlong into a pillow of Liu's vocals to fall into.
The self-titled EP is a buzzing introduction, varied in noise and mood, but consistent in holding your attention with its furious fuzz and honeyed vocals. We're tuned in and can't wait to hear what's next.