Monday, 9 September 2019

John Myrtle - Here's John Myrtle EP

Released: Jul 2019
Label: Bingo Records
Listen on Bandcamp

London songwriter John Myrtle is a very recent discovery for me. His EP is a magical listen, with 60's psych pop vibes, and I would highly recommend it.

It opens with 'Foggy', which is so laid back and beautiful. I hear a range of influences including a hint of Jazz and the psychedelia of The Zombies, The Kinks and early Pink Floyd.

'There Must Be Something More to You and Him'  is a stripped back, more acoustic song about a troubled relationship. The lyrics express a desperate longing which is just heartbreaking. 

'Cyril the Slug' is a jaunty almost-nursery rhyme. It has the quirkiness of Syd Barrett's more surreal songs. 

My favourite song on the EP is closer 'Beware of Love' which is just stunning. The way the harmonies and guitars work together is almost hypnotic. It actually sounds like it could be a lost song from the 60's era.

All in all, this is such a beautiful EP and I look forward to hearing a lot more from him.

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