CD Reviews: The Broods

For anyone not convinced about the role that Joel Little played in the success of Lorde, a quick listen to The Broods should prove a point.

That, and the fact that one half of the brother-sister duo sounds eerily reminiscent of Ella Yelich-O'Connor.

With moments that feel like pared-back Portishead with a little dash of Goldfrapp, The Broods make lush whimsical pop that is not overly saccharine.

Sparse staccato drums pepper the backing as inventive vocal treatments ebb and flow over a gradually evolving soundscape.

But as the six tracks plough a similar path, it'll be curious to see how The Broods evolve.

  • The Broods. Broods EP. Universal Music.
  • 4 stars out of 5

Single download: Never Going to Change
For those who like: Lorde, Goldfrapp, Imogen Heap

- Mark Orton

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