Review: Friends - Segue Safari
Release: February 27, 2016
By Mae Anthony
The previous incarnation of Segue Safari, a 60s-style psychedelic rock band, with catchy riffs and elongated organ lines have transformed into a new incarnation and have re-established their sound into a 70s-Pop twist. The tracks from the new EP Friends, are covered with dreamy tones and smooth vocal lines that blend with the instrumental tracks.
The EP is set out well in terms of layout and contrast. The EP opens with the title track “Friends” that has a familiar feeling to it in its psychedelic riffs and vocals. The spacious sound in “Time”, contrasted with the track “Friends” and it’s not until you hear the song “Easy Target” that you fully appreciate the dream-like interlude of Time. Tracks “Easy Target” and “Coming Out Of Space” make you want to groove like there’s no tomorrow. Speaking of fresh, this EP is the freshest thing to come around in a long time. The mesmerising chord progression of “Where The Clouds Collide” combines with the intriguing melody line in the verse that lure’s the listener to the chorus. The drum and bass interaction is very good in this song and sounds like syncopated rhythmical banter within the ensemble.
Lead singer Jeremy Segal’s voice is beyond his years and his writing is also outstanding. It’s well thought-out and bursting with fresh ideas. It has a very earthy, raw sound to it: an intimate sound, with a sharp contrast that becomes spacious due to the use of effects that alters the way ideas get broken up throughout. The EP comes out on February 27 with a launch at Bar 459 with bands John Martyr’s Ghost, Salary, and Mung Dahl.