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EP Review – Overgrown by Lacuna

Debut EP from Glasgow's Lacuna

Glasgow’s Lacuna return with their latest EP, Overgrown. This time, regular members Emily Beckwith (vocals), Jack McLellan (guitar), Will Taylor (bass) and Sean Choon (drums/vocals) are joined by singer-songwriters Olivia Thom and Amie Huckstep, who, in 2021, both featured on Fiona Liddell’s Cover To Cover album, a compilation championing Scottish female musicians.

Overgrown is a short collection of moving alt-folk-rock that will have you swaying to the ebbs and flows of the band’s intricate instrumentals and catchy melodies. ‘Loving Her’ starts gently before launching into a dramatic second half, the rousing chorus on ‘Robin’, is absolutely worth the wait, and ‘Red Thread’ mixes R.E.M.’s ‘Man On The Moon’ bass tone with folky guitars, clickety-clack drums, and soft, irresistible vocals.

But with album closer ‘Viking Funeral’, Lacuna might just have saved the best for last, and the razor-edged guitars, shrieking violins and crooning saxophone are exciting snapshots of what’s to come from this talented Scottish band.

Overgrown is out now via Crowded Flat. Available here.

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