Toucan have been kicking around for a little while, but I must admit that this is the first time I’ve had a proper listen. Good thing I did – their latest EP, Swim, released last month, is a bit of wonderful pop music. It’s an ethereal 5 tracker, that doesn’t go out of it’s way. It simply arrives, does what it’s meant to do, and then leaves you wanting to play it over and over again.
The lead single, ‘Warrior’ is, to me, a track full of anticipation, a track that leaves me waiting for an even bigger chorus to kick in. But that’s what’s good about it – it’s restrained, it leaves you hanging, it doesn’t do what you expect it to. All this and it still manages to be an incredibly well written, catchy as fuck pop song.
If you dig this one, then check out their EP (iTunes link). It’s pretty great!