EP review: INDIA ELECTRIC CO. – ECM1

INDIA ELECTRIC CO. - ECM1

www.indiaelectricco.com [Release date 05.05.17]

India Electric Co. are Cole Stacey and Joseph O’Keefe, who released their debut album, ‘The Girl Left Behind Me’ in 2015 and gained rave reviews for it, including airplay on BBC Radio 2, 3 and 6. Live wise they have played at Glastonbury and toured with Midge Ure, both as an opening act and his band.

India Electric Co. create wonderful soundscapes and all the more amazing when you consider they are a duo, with Joseph O’Keefe playing a multitude of instruments including some sublime violin playing. ‘Parachutes’ features said violin playing over the piano and wistful vocals of Cole Stacey. Imagine a folk version of Snow Patrol and you wouldn’t be far off on this song.

They are hard to categorise and that is their strength, as one minute it can be blissful acoustic folk pop on ‘Camelot’, next they adopt a slow jazz feel on ‘The King Of Rome’. ‘Castles In Spain’ allows the listener to drift away into the music, never as background as there is a lot to satisfy the ears on this one.

‘ECM1′ (named after the postcode of the Clerkenwell building in London where the duo met) is the first of three planned EP’s to be released this year and I for one can’t wait to hear the other two. India Electric Co. have songs to stay with you and reveal a little more upon each subsequent listen, simply marvellous. ****1/2

Review by Jason Ritchie


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