CD reviews: Jesse Davidson

Jesse Davidson has made quite an impression across the Ditch.

Having reached the finals of the Triple J radio network's high school music contest in 2012, the Adelaide 19-year-old has followed his 2013 debut album with a five-track offering that mixes electronic and guitar-based soundscapes and a sometimes sparse approach touching on R 'n' B and the direct attitude of hip-hop.

It's an intriguing fusion, albeit slightly lacking in lyrical depth, although repetition is hardly a fault in the world of pop.

Indeed, as Davidson often proves here, less is sometimes more.

• Jesse Davidson. Lizard Boy (EP). Create/Control. 

Three and a half stars (out of five)

Single download: Lagoon
For those who like: Eels, Lorde

- Shane Gilchrist

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