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Fang Jnr: Words Are Grey EP Review

Fang JnrFang Jnr have put out an intriguing release sure to appeal to fans of bands like Of Montreal and Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti. The duo’s EP explores elements of psychedelia and pop, and intertwines these genres in the three songs that make up Words Are Grey. Ant Steep and his bassist, sometime guitarist, Alex O’Gorman, are experimenting with music that may have a polarizing affect on listeners, but hey, if not everyone gets it, so what? Quirky bands like the aforementioned Of Montreal and similar acts have clawed their way up by creating similarly niche and similarly fractionating music. And, I might add, that Fang Jnr might be more accessible. They build on simple progressions with spacey synth noises, delay-laced vocals and prominent bass lines; the overall result is catchy and dancey with a deconstructed new wave feel.
Check out the title track of the EP below, a song about a colorblind girl disheartened by the fact that everyone around her can describe the world in color.
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