Escapologists - No Grand Design EP

Stas Werno 28/03/2007

Rating: 4/5

On first hearing the free EP "No Grand Design" from Escapologists one could easily file them alongside Editors and Interpol in the 'modern bands that really like Joy Division' drawer of the indie cabinet. Whilst this is of course no bad thing they come close to falling into a generic sounding trap.

Thankfully they incorporate enough other influences: ranging from a true understanding of post punk through to psychedelic and straight up pop to keep the EP interesting and worthy of repeated listening. First track 'A Mistake' is the highlight with a chorus catchy enough to gain chart status if it ever had the chance - but best of all? It's free!

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