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"Hazy Summer Morning EP is a piano based collection of songs that immediately strikes you as being very pleasant indeed. The opening track, 'It's Decided' has a certain Beatlesque quality to its arrangement while the other three tracks feel less immediate and slightly more candid for it. Whilst the subjects contained on the EP are well trodden themes of love and hope, there are some engaging rhymes and phrases that endear and add appeal to the songs. Born in England, Noel grew up in Ireland and you can hear elements of this in the production of the EP, which was mixed and mastered in Dublin. All songs were penned in collaboration with Noel's brother Ewan, who was also producer of the tracks. Cowley has a distinct leaning towards loveliness in his vocal approach and lyric writing. Reminiscent of Clifford T Ward on more than one occasion, these songs do have a collective easiness about them that is both charming and rare."