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EP Review: Courteeners - 'How Good It Was' PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sam Lightle   
25 08 2014
ImageIt's been a crazy year in many ways for the Courteeners, who have slipped under the radar to quickly work away on new material; which they have literally just launched on us. With the new LP ‘Concrete Love' out now, we decided to take a look at the latest work of the Courteeners, ahead of their recently announced UK tour, which sees tickets go on sale this Friday (August 29).
Glancing back at the indie bands catalogue of work it's evident that they've evolved and look to try something different every time they enter into the studio. Whether that means they get better or not doesn't really matter because their imagination to experiment and mix things up is a good thing in my opinion, as it shows they aren't scared of the bad reviews. 

‘How Good It Was' is a retrospective look back at past relationships. They make no bones about it and fill it with a catchy chorus that'll have you tapping your toes and singing along in a heartbeat. That's then followed up by ‘Hometown One' which harbours a groovy little riff that drives the bass of the song through really nicely. 

But the EP changes completely with the third track ‘Sunflower'. This acoustic number pulls on the heartstrings with its light and airy character that blossoms exactly like a sunflower should.

The EP closes with ‘Why Are You Still With Him?' which is a simple yet nosey question. It's a sharp tune which is matched with the vibrant piano keys, as Liam Fray emotively spins the cotton wheel with alluring lyrics about life. 

All in all it's a cracking effort. Fray's voice stands alone as the real unique twist as each song delivers an obvious difference in tones and volumes, 

4/5

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