Album review: 'Tides (EP)' by The Homme

Tides (EP)

The Homme

The boys from The Homme knew what they were doing when they recorded this EP. Apart from the fact that the production is excellent for a small band, the music is well-structured and the whole is particularly pleasant to listen to. It seems to have some influences from Tame Impala, but without running the risk of becoming tedious (which sometimes happens with Tame Impala).

The EP starts with Silver Lake, which is a very nice opener. You immediately get into a relaxed vibe, while the song itself is quite uptempo. This seamlessly transitions into a more mellow track: Dancing on Fire. The song after that is also strong: Cliffhanger has a bass line reminiscent of The Cure, and gives a delightful 1980s vibe. Live a Lie has a more electronic touch, which certainly fits well. It's a different kind of song, but still matches the style of the rest of the EP. Perhaps this is a track you could easily put on repeat. The EP then concludes with Happiness is Real, which in my opinion might be the best song of the entire album. The only downside to this song is the somewhat bland fade-out at the end, but if that's the worst of it, there's really not much to complain about.

All in all, it's a great EP that you should definitely listen to! At the time of writing, the boys from The Homme have only 67 monthly listeners on Spotify. And in my opinion, they deserve many more.

You can find their song "Silver Lake" on our Editor's Picks playlist. Be sure to check it out!


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