Last month saw the long-awaited release of Tiny Castle’s debut EP Perspectives, a tight 28-minute exploration of the Brisbane quartet’s atmospheric alt-rock sound. Throughout the eight tracks, the band find their sweet spot in the genre somewhere in between Aussie heavy-weights City Calm Down and Gang Of Youths, with hints of The Killers for good measure. The EP shows off the quartet’s impressive ability to pull off sprawling, atmospheric epics while not neglecting the effect of a well-executed moment of intimacy.  

Tiny Castle set expectations high for Perspectives through a variety of promising singles including the exquisitely crafted slow-burner Composure, the blistering World, the groove-filled Bad Dreams and the epic ballad Sentimental Holiday. Matching these expectations are the EP’s deep cuts. Black Dove sets the tone with wonderfully layered vocals and guitars teamed with a fantastic breakdown and impressive solo. The band then strips their expansive palettes down momentarily for the progressive I’m Like A River, where vivid lyricism makes for a charming recording. Madeline is another great example of the band members’ skills complimenting and elevating each other.

On their debut EP Perspectives, Tiny Castle prove themselves as a varied and exceedingly impressive local outfit that are as comfortable providing the epics as they are with intimate numbers. The release is an easy recommendation for anyone in the market for a new favourite band in the alt-rock genre.


Feature image: Tiny Castle by Blake Richard

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