DON'T SHOOT THAT'S THE TRUTH, EVEN IF IT NEVER HAPPENED REVIEW


Glasgow quintet Don't Shoot follow on from their acclaimed debut EP Wonderkid with That's the Truth, Even If It Never Happened. The 8 track EP has the feel of an album both stylistically and thematically as they continue to broaden their mystical electro acoustic, folk rock sound.

With nearly half the tracks clocking in at under three minutes, the band prove that they are more than capable of being economical with their musical narratives. Legless/heartless sets the haunting tone of the album with an acoustic overture that swells into a flurry of musical texture and sound. From here they alternate from folk rock ballads like the lead single Epic to tender Bye Bye Baby with short instrumental interludes breaking up the tracks.

Dance With Sincerity begins with a rolling riff giving the illusion of a slow dance before breaking into a quick step. Once the second verse kicks in things feel a little rushed and musically it's more of a dance off than a meaningful one. However, the lyrical sentiment is honest and redeems the track allowing you to catch your breath in the closing moments. Sea Level has a 90s vibe with some slap bass, funky keys, a jangling refrain and choral harmonies. It's an uplifting track that demonstrates the versatility of the band.