Colleagues ‘Visits’ | EP Review


My mum was always miserable in the 80s. The nation was getting shafted by the Tories, everyone was wearing dungarees and fossil fuels were dead expensive. Yes, history does have a habit of repeating itself. This is especially true in the world of music, and the octogenarian decade is a clear influence for the latest EP by dream popsters, Colleagues. The release acts almost as an homage to the Roland Juno-60, with huge synth swells, arpeggios and stabs permeating the dense soundscapes.

Jam-packed with thunderous toms and lush vocal hooks, the insistent nostalgia is enough to make a coal miner weep — but the sharp production and sense of scope brings it firmly back to the here and now.

Stream Colleagues on Spotify right here.