Approachable Members of Your Local Community brilliantly back up their dreamy 2018 EP, If There’s Anything You Need, Please Don’t Hesitate To Contact Us, which included catapulting tracks ‘Millennial Queen’ and ‘Semiotic Vision’, with the contagiously colourful, Love Thy Neighbour.
Bursting in with ‘Small Change’, AMOYLC stretch their socially conscious arm, taking legitimised pleas for political, social and environmental action and packaging it with hopeful charm. “TV’s a lair / This town’s on fire” and “Take it for granted / But it’s not the same / I’m asking for a small change” ring truth in our current landscape but they splatter it with positivity of pop grooves. The critical social gaze continues on ‘Internet’, an exploration into the wacky world of the online realm, offering up the comical line, “I’m gonna twerk on the internet”.
AMOYLC steer away from a concept album to introduce human connection stories of love and loss.
Dulcie join the Community for a luscious, shooting star that is ‘Strangest Places’, the perfect contrast to the follow-up track, ‘Fan Boy’. Both ‘Fan Boy’ and ‘Citrus Fruit’ sums up the suffocation and isolation of a broken relationship in a The 1975-esque way. Slight pain in the vocals slips through the waves of synths to deliver a perfect breakup song.
‘On and On’ closes out the experience with some killer, roof punching beats and sparkly finishes, a big end to a bold EP.
Review by Tammy Walters