Hailing from St. George, Ontario, Austin Pigott is a singer-songwriter who recently released Just A Taste. Just A Taste by Austin Pigott & Company seamlessly combines folk and indie rock over the six songs. I was reminded of The Tallest Man on Earth at times at least in terms of the singing style.
The guitar is fairly basic throughout relying mostly on major and minor chords but it is Pigott’s singing that is the true focal point. Up first is “Taste For Salt” which is a very well written, upbeat song. There are some somber songs on Just A Taste but this isn’t one of them. The song feels hopeful, lively, nostalgic and triumphant. Great choice for an opener.
Pigott has more success with “Running Out” which is full of catchy vocal phrases and palatable guitar and bass melodies. Pigott taps into a cheerful, optimistic vibe on this song as well.
“Hide And Seek” strips back the bass and guitar and revolves around his vocals and guitar. There is some melancholy this time around but it happens to also work with Pigott’s vocals. The next song “Lovely (Guitar v.s. Trumpet) ft. Matt Smith” feels less like a battle as the name implies and more of a symbiotic relationship.
“Last Bite” was a little harder to get through because the recording quality is the least impressive out of the six songs. The song itself works but I just wanted the production to be a little bit more improved with this one. Pigott closes with another inspired song entitled “Lovely” which contains a couple of prominent piano parts.
Just A Taste is far from perfect but it is certainly still enjoyable. I’d like to hear a boost in the recording quality at some point because this type of music doesn’t work too great in lo-fi. All things considered Just A Taste is a solid EP from a talented songwriter who will hopefully be releasing more music in the not too distant future.
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