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Sweeney Straddles The Sun

Following an eight-year hiatus between his debut and last year’s ‘Tarantula’, Jason Sweeney has got prolific all of a sudden.

It’s as if a dam has burst and a slew of musical ideas have come pouring out. And despite an almost randomness to proceedings at times, there’s a roundness to this EP (still containing eight tracks).

From the surf metal guitar instrumental title track to closer ‘Robot Baby Broke’ s mutant disco, it’s a giddying jaunt through Sweeney’s imagination, grabbing influences from the likes of the Beta Band and Devo as its catchy hooks burrows their way deep into your subconscious mind. And you get the feeling there’s plenty more to come.

(This review originally appeared in the Motherwell Times)

By Stuart McHugh

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