Dutch band Persil have been busy supporting the likes of The Wedding Present and Melys recently and this EP is their first release since last years “Duotone” album.
The EP opens with a possible single of the year; “Happy” is a song that should be used as a template for what indie-pop music is about. Warm and fuzzy, the essential ingredients of any decent tune, it reminds the listener of indie’s glorious days gone by, leaving you grinning like a fool. The rest of the EP is more synth driven than the opener. “She Cuts a Dash” is okay-ish but “Mellow” is almost perfect, replicating Broadcast’s finest moments with a dash of Saloon thrown in - probably!
The EP finishes with “Sofa Adventures”, a much spunkier song planting itself firmly in the driving seat, dominated by the vocals of singer Martine. An incredibly infectious and bubbly EP well worth getting hold of.