Young Heretics
The Dreamers EP


4.0
excellent

Review

by CrackTheSkye USER (3 Reviews)
September 12th, 2009 | 9 replies | 5,312 views


Release Date: 2009 | Tracklist

Review Summary: With a swirling combination of keyboards, electronic drum beats and hauntingly beautiful vocal ‘The Dreamers EP’ is an emphatic debut by the Young Heretics.

A few things come to mind when first listening to the Young Heretics, pretentious and self-aggrandizing are a few, but after a full listen to this EP, rewarding and fulfilling are much more appropriate. What these two offer up is more then satisfying for only being 4 tracks and 14 minutes long.

If any of you have heard Matt’s singing before you would know that he is more than capable with his vocal delivery. So when the first track ‘Bones of a Rabbit’ starts and you are greeted by Kitty Hart’s bizarre vocals you are left feeling with much more to be desired. But as the song progresses into a brooding melancholy piano infused duet with scratchy electronic triggers. Hart’s real vocal ability is shown, and she doesn’t disappoint. Soaring above Wright, her delivery warrants her lead vocal status.

Second track ‘The Lost Loves’ like the first track has the same make-up. Scratchy electronic triggers, melancholy pianos and Hart’s dreamy vocals. Throw in Wright’s harmonies and buzzing guitar lines and you have just enough variety to ensure redundancy is not a problem. In fact, ‘The Lost Loves’ is the most appealing song on this EP.

‘Winter Makes a Sleeper’ sees the Young Heretics, take a different approach to their formula. Primarily an acoustic number with Hart and Wright still providing us with duets, it’s their vocals that see this track take a different turn. Hart’s often dreamy vocal lines are replaced with an almost folk like accent, and Wright’s, uneasiness along with the stripped back production (it’s a demo) gives it a sense of vulnerability, but this works in its favour, making it such an endearing song to finish the album.

This maybe ridiculously pretentious, but once you get past that, you will find a beautifully crafted debut EP, with a swirling combination of keyboards, electronic drum beats and hauntingly beautiful vocals.


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CrackTheSkye
September 12th 2009



726 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Yeah, it’s short, but it’s only 4 songs so there isn’t much to talk about.
Album art won’t work = fail.
Anybody know why album art won't show?

CrackTheSkye
September 13th 2009



726 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Apart from album artwork failing, I think this review did as well. Oh well.


Vooligan
September 13th 2009



3541 Comments


I'll save it. This is the singer from The Getaway Plan's new band isn't it?

CrackTheSkye
September 13th 2009



726 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Wooo, can always count on another Aussie.
Yes it is. Pretty sure this is the reason they broke up, but I could be wrong.

Vooligan
September 13th 2009



3541 Comments


It's what we do.
I probs should check this then.

CrackTheSkye
September 13th 2009



726 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Indeed it is.
Yeah, only problem with this is he doesn’t sing that much. Kind of a let down.


Vooligan
September 13th 2009



3541 Comments


Had a listen to their stuff on myspace. Not really my thing lol.

CrackTheSkye
September 14th 2009



726 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I didn’t think it would be, haha.
I can’t see many people on here liking this.

CrackTheSkye
October 22nd 2009



726 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I just listened to this again, and I’m undecided on whether this is a 4 or 4.5.



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