Simian Mobile Disco
The Clock EP
Simian Mobile Disco is back, with this: Clock, the new EP featuring four fresh tracks. The first three are aptly named: Clock does sounds slightly clockish, with playful synth dancing all over its figurative face; Simple is just that: simple. A few beats here, a bitchippy bass there, a smattering of synth there, all becoming frenetically agitated before dying down again. 3 Pin Din is a computery mess of a song, and finisher State of Things is the most built up, and therefore most dancey of the bunch, with its synth background and pulsing bass backbone. Each song starts nicely, but soon becomes a drone, as each is too long with no variety throughout each track to liven things up. They’re not bad songs, just too samey. SMD fans will like this, but other listeners may feel bored by the repetition.