Zebedy Rays - Addictive | Experience EP

Owain Paciuszko 02/06/2008

Rating: 3/5

Debut mini-album from scrappy-punk-pop-rock outfit. Opener 'Brick Lane' is a decent little song unfortunately stretched out to twice the length it should be, but it establishes the aesthetic that permeates the rest of the mini-album; vocals hooted out with a rasp, a chop-change musical style that has the feel of The Meat Puppets, but, unlike them, doesn't have the good sense to keep the running time down. Ironically the problem with this mini-album is it isn't mini-enough! There's plenty of invention going on across the board, but its tinged with perhaps too much self-indulgence, and though the three-piece has a huge ammount of potential and talent it just needs to be filtered, diluted and served up in bitesize portions.