ok. So these dudes have been getting a fair bit of steady coverage across the blog world. And rightly so. The Buchanan gents have had two big songs in Mr Kepperman and Teachers.

We got psyched that they won the Unearthed comp for Laneway Fest in Melbourne, and then got there too late and missed them. I’m actually yet to see them live. One day though.

Anyway, the reason for this post is that the guys have their first proper EP coming out next week (pre order via iTunes). I’ve been lucky enough to get my dirty mits on it though and thought I should give a bit of a review/preview of what to expect.

First things first, both Mr Kepperman and Teachers appear on the EP, so you may well already be hooked. It’s a 6 track EP though. The opening track, Moon took me a while. It goes from one thing to another quite a bit, but I think it just needs a few listens. It doesn’t put you off, rather makes you a little intrigued.

Mr Keeperman, the 2nd track and rumoured next single, has an almost melancholic feel when it starts. But then that chorus kicks in with the hand claps, the open hats, and the ahahahahahhahh bit (you know exactly what i mean i’m sure). And then it doesn’t stop from there apart from a little break down half way through. From this track, you know that these guys are solid song writers. Next up is a track called Waiting. For some reason this reminds me of Death Cab a fair bit. And those flutes lines make it. Apart from perhaps Teachers, this is easily my favourite track on the EP.

The second half of the EP offers up Teachers, Aisles, and a bonus track Waiting On A Sound. All three are pretty darn nice. What I think I like about the EP is that it’s not all the same. It’s not all just straight up piano led indie pop songs. There’s a change in feel almost every track, which I like a lot. For their first EP, it really does highlight their songwriting skills, and almost their chops.

Buchanan – Mr Keeperman



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