Album Review: Young Liars- Homesick Future (EP)
Homesick Future EP
If you’re already a fan of Young Liars, this post will seem a little passé. After all, they self-released a digital version of their Homesick Future EP almost a year prior to this Feb 21 2012 Nettwerk release. Regardless, this is an album worth taking a listen to, for the first or hundredth time.
The seven tracks form a seamless flow of dancey, computer-driven pop. Strands of 80s synth and modern indie are entwined throughout, peppered with English melancholy. As if Phoenix, Editors and The Cure had a musical threesome. Homesick Future is a unique dual-purposed product; you can relax and let the electronic waves wash over you, or grab on to the beat and party. The first single, ‘Colours’ is the standout track with its heavy hi-hat dependence, catchy chorus and clap-along breakdowns.
Despite their very obvious likeness to bands like New Order, Young Liars claim they’re not aiming for an 80s sound, nor are they English. Named after the David Lapham comic, Young Liars are a group of five guys from Vancouver. Linked through school, Craigslist and series of failed bands, Jordan Raine, Wesley Nickel, Ty Badali, Andrew Beck and Angelo Ismirnioglou founded the band in 2008.
True to their name, Young Liars might try to tell you that they met during a riot in France, or a dog-sledding adventure in Saskatoon. But in the end, what matters is not where they came from, but where they’re going and what they’re creating together.