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Guineafowl – Hello Anxiety EP

Catherine May


What do you get if you mix Josh Pyke, Dan Parsons and a more indie sound? My idea of musical bliss. Oh, and his name is Guineafowl. Ok, so maybe it’s an odd name for a man. But read our interview with the man behind the name and you’ll understand. Hello Anxiety is the new EP from the Australian and it houses five songs that I’ve quickly fallen for.

Opening with In Our Circles, his vocals are haunting, yet harsh. With a perfectly matched accompaniment by the electric guitar, the song is well rounded and beautifully finished. Little Fingers begins with a more electronic sound before breaking into the lyrics. The verses are fast and semi-spoken, with opening line “We can make a difference with our little fingers” leading the way to lyrics about changing aspects of the world “by burning the forests”. Environmental stance aside, it’s a catchy number and the video (watch here) truly captures the energy of the song.

There’s another lengthy instrumental introduction to Botanist before the softly sung vocals set in. I feel the song’s energy fades a bit towards the end but My Lonely Arms quickly ups the ante once more. As for Mothr (Demo), the rough edges of the recording add authenticity to the track and the slow paced beat leaves you wanting more.

In fact, after five songs I could gladly listen to another five. Here’s hoping it won’t be too long until a full album.