WHO ARE THEY? An up-and-coming London quintet who took their name from a bizarre nighttime disorder — or an equally bizarre pair of gruesome movies. Not sure which of those is preferable.
WHAT IS THIS? Their debut EP Holy Days, which features four original tracks and comes in the wake of a single this spring.
WHAT DOES IT SOUND LIKE? A little bit country, and a little bit rock ’n’ roll — specifically, garage-infused rock ’n’ roll. Yeah, it’s kind of an odd combo platter for some British blokes. But give them points: It goes down smooth and satisfies to boot.
WHAT WOULD BE A BETTER TITLE FOR THIS ALBUM? Put On The Feedbag.
HOW SHOULD I LISTEN TO IT? Well, I guess a midnight snack wouldn’t hurt.
WHAT 10 WORDS DESCRIBE IT? Different, interesting, creative, twangy, crunchy, gritty, lively, rough-hewn, rugged, rambunctious.
WHAT ARE THE BEST SONGS? The propulsive, wiry two-stepper Valley of Dogs and the smoky Life of Sin are keepers, but with just four songs, you shouldn’t need help finding an entry point.
WHAT WILL MY FRIENDS AND FAMILY SAY? ‘Well, that’s different. But I guess the fast food people were right: Different is good.”
HOW OFTEN WILL I LISTEN TO THIS? It won’t redefine your life, but it’s worth a few spins.
IF THIS ALBUM WERE A GUITAR, WHAT KIND OF GUITAR WOULD IT BE? A vintage Telecaster with a whammy bar.
SHOULD I BUY, STREAM OR STEAL IT? Try a sample before you decide to spring for the full meal.