London based five piece alt-folk band Spry have released a four track EP that is well worth spending some time with. It is a delicately judged mix of sweet harmonies and soaring, uplifting choruses on the one hand (Sand Devils) and bruised, bitter melancholia on the other (Glass Between Your Toes).
While comparisons to the so called nu-folk uprising led by the Mumfords and Johnny Flynn would be easy to make, they would also be lazy too. Spry have much more going for them than that and once you get to know this EP, we’re pretty sure you’ll feel the same way too. Front-man Joe Howard has a way with a turn of phrase, and his able Cornish bandmates a way with their instruments and arrangements, that suggests they could be more than capable of staying the distance.
I stole my ambitions from you.
Unable to follow them through.
I’m lost in this dust left by you,
And now I am blind, and I wish you were too
We couldn’t decide which of the tracks we liked best which is another good sign, so have chosen to put them all up for you to make your own minds up. You can also go visit their Facebook page for more information.Follow @madmackerel