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Ever So Android / Press

“The music is heavy, smothered in grit with distorted guitars and unnerving synth lines driving the melodies forward. Singer Hope Simpson’s vocals are still fully capable of cutting through the mix and shining at the forefront,”

“If you like the Kills, you probably like ballsy guitar and great female vocals. Check. That is where this comparison ends. ESA Guitarist/loop-maker Drew Murray is fucking insane and seems destined to be one of Seattle’s guitar legends. The man is a loop-making, songwriting, coffee-drinking lunatic. Hope Simpson’s voice alternates between broken glass screams and sultry soul, luring the listener into a false sense of calm before blasting them back into reality. Think Robert Plant as a chick with better hair and no pants stuffing. The end result is a tilt-a-whirl of bluesy bite with pop hooks, beat box loops, electronica, and God’s honest truth.”

“On some songs, like "Forward," the guitar lines are spindly and awkward, and the beat-boxing is sparse, creating an eerie platform on which to position Simpson vocals. Other songs, like "Wasted Places," carry a more menacing atmosphere, with beat-box intonations lurching the song forward, and effects painted over the churning guitars and the plaintive wails of Simpson”

“he uses this to his advantage, creating heavy, driving rhythms that don't so much add texture as create a kind of martial momentum. The result is a hypnotic wall of sound. It's jarring to meet the end of a song, having been lulled into the doomy vibes of Ever-So-Android. Somehow, what starts as a house of cards eventually transforms into something much more fluid and immense - like raindrops collecting into a deep pool until the only word you can use to describe this new mass is "flood."”

“Ever So Android’s mixture of the distorted programming of Pretty Hate Machine-era Nine Inch Nails and the glitchier strands of the current EDM movement forms a tempestuous brand of electro-rock that’s as dangerous as it is alluring.”

“Simpson has the emotional imprint of Karen O's lucid misgivings throughout her vocals, with Murray creating a euphonious foundation from which Simpson soars.”

“Ever So Android’s Self-Titled is the most exciting EP I’ve heard all year.”

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