Words by: Laurent Shervington
Like a lot of indie rock released in the last 5 – 10 years, Segue Safari follow a familiar route in terms tonal presentation; summery synth tones, chorus-y guitars and more reverb than St. Peter’s Basilica.
What sets the band apart from the rest is the high level of song-writing present, thanks in no small part to guitarist/singer Jeremy Segal.
On the band’s debut release ‘Friends’, Segal’s prowess as a songwriter is brought to the forefront in it’s roughly 18 minute run time, with 5 strong tracks that establish them as a band to look out for in 2016.
Opening with the title track, the band eases into the EP with a slacker rock chord progression accompanied by swinging vocal chimes and a catchy but forlorn chorus:
‘All the friends in my head, never ask if I’m alright’
The standout track on the EP is the subdued synth-driven track ‘Time’, which shows off the strong vocal harmonies the band is capable of, as well as finding a sweet spot between melody and space in the mix.
Overall ‘Friends’ shows the band’s potential in it’s catchy and well written songs, hopefully the band will be able to show off their prowess in a full length in the near future.
Stream the EP here.