Tuesday, June 6, 2017
Mt. Doubt - The Loneliness of the TV Watchers
The EP commences with the sprawling "A Natural Swimmer", on which Leo balances the fatalistic subject with a decidedly uptempo. pop-oriented arrangement. "Tourist" follows with a dose of humor, as well as providing the most indie pop moments of the EP. Not wanting us to start pigeonholing the band as 'former rockers', "Reference Books" arrives next to remind us that the '80s and '90s did exist, and we enjoyed grunge. "Purity" then provides a nice change of pace, both down-tempo and a bit downtrodden; life is like that sometimes, and Leo doesn't want us to forget it. The grand finish is provided by "Soft Furnishings", a sprawling piano track that builds nicely as we are warned to avoid the temptation of giving up and getting all too comfortable not trying. In our view there isn't a weak track in the set, but you can test that below and at the Bandcamp link.
The Loneliness of the TV Watchers is out now in digital and CD formats via Scottish Fiction.
Bandcamp for EP