On their new EP, Glasgow-based Lloyd’s House provide a sage reminder that staying static can sound the death knell of creativity. The group, led by songsmith Lloyd Ledingham, have evolved from a lo-fi bedroom project to an alt-pop powerhouse, and on The Masochist they vibrate with a charm laden vibrancy, pushing the parameters of their songwriting to their most extreme limits. Ledingham’s voice yelps and glides on indie disco bop ‘Ribbons’, while ‘In Houses’, with its gang vocals and unhinged outro, embraces a far punkier side to their sound.
The EP’s themes are tumultuous, as cohesion is sought in a world of confusion. But this internal struggle is tied to infectious melodies, and in the case of the title track, some seriously sun-laden vibes. Ultimately The Masochist is the sound of a group in constant motion, bursting with ideas that will see them transform over and over again.
The Masochist is out October 20th via Wish Fulfillment Press