Sunday, 16 August 2020

The On and Ons - Menacing Smile EP

Released: 17 May 2020
Label: Citadel Records
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I've been aware of Australian Power Pop/Psych band - The On and Ons for a while. Their previous 2 albums have some great hook-laden melodic pop songs, including a favourite of mine 'Before Our Eyes'.

The new EP opens with 'Menacing Smile' which has 60s garage and Psych vibes. Their sound is a fusion of The Rolling Stones, The Beatles and also fellow Australian band - The Stems. 'Don't Wanna Talk About It' heavily draws from The Beatles but like so much of this music, its a hugely enjoyable listen, which is the most important thing. 

'Monday Blues' is anthemic and remains melodic with some great harmonies. 'Change of Heart' has hints of Highway to Hell and it is a lot of fun. 

A superb EP. Catchy guitar pop at its best.

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