EP REVIEW: Angel Du$t – Lil House

Release Date: July 15th 2020
Label: Roadrunner Records
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Rating:

Short and sweet – that’s the only way to sum up Angel Du$t‘s latest offering, ‘Lil House’, which the quintet have opted to drop out of the blue.

Just last year, the band released their third record, ‘Pretty Buff’, and, to be quite honest, all of these songs could’ve been added to that. It doesn’t stray too far from what we’ve already heard from the Baltimore group, apart from completely ditching everything punk and hardcore and fully leaning into pop. Still, that’s where ‘Pretty Buff’ was essentially leading to anyway.

All three songs are an easy listen, and it’s everything that you’d want from a summer treat; groovy acoustic guitars, calm vocals, and upbeat drums. Chilling in your backyard for a BBQ? The start of a garden party? Pop ‘Lil House’ on and everyone will be happy with what’s being blasted.

If forced to pick a favourite, it might as well be the title track, as it has the most variety of the three songs and simply showcases rather easily what the band intended with this release: pure joy. No overthinking, no complexity, just three songs filled with summer ease.

Overall, it’s a welcome gift for fans to overcome the otherwise usual break from new music between two records, and a little light in the dark during this current situation of not being able to properly tour and promote ‘Pretty Buff’ live.