I can't really tell you why, but Reuben Koops' Slate EP makes me think of weddings. Maybe it's the slow, folky ballads or the simple guitar playing, I'm not really sure. But I do know that this offering is oozing with talent, class and some seriously breathtaking love songs. Just seriously, listen to it. Koops won't disappoint - and I am not just saying that because he's Tasmanian. Slate might just be the sweetest EP I've heard this year.
Shelley Segal's Strange Feeling EP is like the older sister I've needed my whole life. Tackling everything in an upfront, straight-to-the-point kind of way, I was starting to wonder if Shelley had been perusing my own thoughts. The music itself is so unique and easy to listen to. I don't know exactly how to explain the sound - you should just listen to it maybe?? - but just trust me when I say it's all good!
I mean at first I was confused because my iTunes thinks I'm listening to Country & Western, but we all make mistakes. The Hounds EP, whatever it may be mislabeled as, is definitely not a mistake. It's deliberately amazing (I mean who sets out to make bad music..?) and I've been a fan of these guys since I first listened to them. Check it out.