EP Review: Massive Attack – Eutopia

Climate Energy, Tax Havens, Universal Basic Income. 

There’s no radio-friendly action on the Eutopia EP but if you were expecting that from Massive Attack, you haven’t paid attention for a long time.

From a Scottish perspective, Young Fathers are the collaborators who’ll garner most attention, but this isn’t about nationalistic nepotism. The two groups work brilliantly together and do so again here.

Saul Williams and Algiers are high-quality companions too; with the former’s velvet vocals counter-balancing the abhorrence which allow the rich to get notably richer.

The message wouldn’t be as strong if the backing wasn’t so infectious. The pulsating underlying music and vocals keep you connected as the narration details how and why the world is currently burning. 

We might wish bands didn’t have to lead the way in these matters, but given the paucity of thought and comment perforating mainstream consciousness, let’s take it any way we can.

Eutopia is out now.


Follow us on Twitter for more interviews, reviews, competitions, and news.


Read the May 2021 issue of SNACK magazine on your tablet, mobile, or pc.

You May Also Like

Interview: Erland Cooper- Hether Blether

Erland Cooper’s ‘Orkney Triptych’ is a transportive and often stunning blend of contemporary classical, ...

Boy Azooga

BOY AZOOGA

We caught up with Davey Newington for a quick chat before their gig at ...

Music Interview: Bossy Love

You got the love…Bossy Love There has been a lot of press and praise ...

Wotjek The Bear web

Interview – Wojtek The Bear

Wojtek The Bear With a run of 2019 singles following on from last years’ ...

Single review: Lemon Drink – Demon Child

It’s perhaps fortunate that we’re currently living in an era where time is virtually ...

Single review: Twilight Love Triangle – Hopscotch

‘Hopscotch’ is the debut single from this Edinburgh-based trio. Nothing has been held back ...

Track by Track: Tindersticks – Distractions

For as long as they’ve been putting out records, Tindersticks have always elicited a ...

Single review: Man of Moon – Strangers

It is fair to say the music team at SNACK have been fans of ...

Single review: Probably Finlay – The Unquiet Grave

Edinburgh-based singer-songwriter Probably Finlay’s new release ‘The Unquiet Grave’ is an orchestral offering inspired ...

Get SNACK magazine in your inbox. Free

 

Keep up to date with all the gigs, events, and news coming out of lockdown.