Jangly epic.

The new EP from Cast of the Capital has a cracking opening track, ‘Passing The Horse’ is pleasantly jangly and lo-fi in the same way that Granddaddy used to rock. The tune has an upbeat, catchy melody that is instantly memorable and sticks with you. ‘An Organ’s Pledge’ is gentle and ephemeral yet builds to a swirling crescendo of guitar based noise that sweeps you away nicely. The strains of ‘This Thought Of Yours’ are light and airy; beautifully plucked guitar and almost whispered vocals, leaving you with a warm contented feel. ‘The Witching Hour’ has a darker, more melancholy feel but is no less catchy because it quickly breaks into a quicker, heavier pace which becomes almost a pop song half way through. Following on from their excellent Demo in August 2007, Cast of the Capital build up and deliver on all their promises of beautiful, sparkling indie-pop songs. Lovely.