Peach Lane – Take This Day EP

This brand new six track EP from Aussie trio Peach Lane takes you on a summer soaked journey of contrasting sounds and emotions as it to’s and fro’s through the songs. Built on delicate layers of sound which come together to give a soft but wonderfully full sound, Take This Day shows the real value and beauty of the minimal.

The EP gets under way with Rolling, a track which feels like a truly uplifting way to begin. Maintaining a soft sound throughout, it oozes a real floatiness, with occasional flashes of keys lifting its vibes even further skyward. It does slightly change up towards the end, but maintains the intricacies that hold it together, something they do so brilliantly throughout this release.

We then move into the best crafted track on the EP, Bad Friends, which as the title suggests swaps some of its shine for a slightly more ominous feel. More stripped back than the opener, it again showcases some glittering key sounds, but undoubtedly gets a more meaningful, deeper message across as the lyrics talk of the “misery behind my grin”. This is what turns out to be a run of tracks which go down the same route of using few elements to convey their sound, relying on the strength of their craftsmanship, and doing it successfully.

After an instrumental bridge in the form of House Party (Reprise), we are back into it with the title track, Take This Day. Again, there is not much to this one if you try to dissect it, but when you take it as it is you can easily get lost in it, as its almost soothing sounds swish along. It also showcases an experimental lust in parts as a mishmash of sounds build and fall, always returning to equilibrium before too long.

Just The Start takes a while to show itself, taking their stripped back sound to another level through the first half of the track, before a tingle of keys are introduced to bring it back up to a slightly fuller sound, again tremendously crafted as to not overpower the beauty of the other elements. Then finally it feels as we’ve come full circle with Watch Me Leave, a track which feels closer to what we heard in the opening track, with slightly more energy, combined with instrumentals which feel sharper and more to the forefront then we have seen in the previous few pieces.

As six individual tracks, they would all be impressive, but it’s the combination of them and how they seem to slide in and out of one and other on this EP that is most impressive. When all put together the sound seems to rise and fall throughout, showcasing their range of talents. If an album is on the horizon at any point, hopefully it is, I cannot wait to see how they translate this into a longer format. A mesmerising offering, and I’m sure there’s more to come.