Summerteeth - Kitchen Demos

Benjamin Short 00/00/0000

Rating: 4/5

U2. REM. Radiohead. Coldplay. Summerteeth? Could these four boys from Bath be the latest in a fine line of bands to strike a balance between sublime artistry and lucrative mass popularity? The title of this EP is subtly ironic, in light of the fact that Summerteeth write songs so vast they disappear beyond the horizon. It takes no great leap of faith to imagine the guitar solo of 'Surrender' resounding above the heads of a lighter-waving stadium audience. 'Slow Me Down' shares the dramatic piano-driven DNA of Muse, as vocalist Tom Stephens intones the line “Come back, come back, come back, and paint my days black” whilst 'Eleven Kinds of Loneliness' rides into battle on a powerful drum tattoo. To discover music of such transcendent intensity is a rare but rewarding experience. Hear. Feel. Love.