Brittle Sun is a musical trio from Melbourne, Australia comprised of Viki, Dave and Stewart. They released a five-song EP entitled Elemental Skin. They blend elements of blues, folk and more that is backed by exceptional production and songwriting. The band displays a wide range of energy on this EP. Suffice it to say the music is dynamic.
They open with “Here With You” which actually felt more like a closer than an opener to me. It’s nostalgic, melancholy and felt like a song that would have been better placed after one of the more high energy songs. That being said it's a great introduction to Viki’s pipes. She has a notable presence with a tinge of Janis Joplin. The next song “Cure” has a similar somber vibe and was great but I was wondering if this was going to be the vibe for the remainder of the EP.
“Coming Home” had a good amount of more energy and I thought the balance between the heartfelt vocals, nostalgic piano, guitars, drums and bass created a warm combination of tones that sounded perfect against her vocals.
“Eloquent Lies” is more subdued and haunting for the first couple of minutes. It has a jazzy, bluesy feel to it that as the song progresses feels empowering. Viki really lets the vocals fly on this track. They close with the most chill and feel good song entitled “Love Her.” It’s immediately catchy and the song was a highlight amongst a batch of top notch songs.
Overall, I thought this was a great EP from a band that has both technical and creative talent. They have a good thing going and I think you should take a listen.
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