Endor - Hold On

Endor, are four blokes from Glasgow. They look to bring forth their unique brand of wistful Glaswegian pop to the uninitiated masses that have not yet been privy to their charms.

The first track ‘Hold On’ smashes along nicely with its jaunty beat that sweeps you along and carries you on a quick sojourn through the finest exponents of jock rock.

Meeting up with them like old friends in the pub, Endor can comfortably hold their own as ‘Hold On’ is the sort of killer Indie pop tune that sinks its teeth into your brain gnashing away until you become drunk and receptive to its accoutrements. The subtle tin drum sound that punctuates the song at various points is the sort that the brain loves to latch on and hold on to.

Having had its merry way with the listener, you're left wondering just what the hell happened a few minutes previous. No time to recollect on what went on before as the next song rolls along and makes itself known.

Big breath in, chest out, ‘Better/Smarter’ is not quite the bashing chest beater that it could be. Thankfully, it comes armed with a mighty swagger and sounds like a Scottish accented take on the annuls of Pavement in their prime with some guitar sounds reminiscent from said band throughout and Sonic Youth towards the end.

The double whammy of this corking single does all the right things and is not bereft of nagging tunes. Memories will come whooshing back when you finish listening to the single and all you’ll notice is a warm, fuzzy feeling, knowing that you’ve had a cracking time.

Overall

8

out of 10

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