Golden State doesn’t have an especially Californian sound to it, however the singles taken from the EP, Evil Eye and All Or Nothing, do feel formulaic – which critics might say is par for the course for something coming out of America’s pop-culture homeland. Neither of these songs is bad, but neither are they compositions which compel the listener to keep engaging with them. Evil Eye is a well executed blend of acoustic guitar and electro-beats, the combination of which is quite danceable, so the addition of a remix of this track by Django Django to close the EP feels superfluous at best.
This is an extract from a review originally published on the 12th July 2016. Please visit Renowned For Sound to read the full review.