Humans as Animals: Eukaria

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Humans as Animals: Eukaria

Eukaria, the latest EP from Melbourne stoner/rock/soul band Humans as Animals, is to put it in a couple of words an interesting listen. Opening with ‘Left Me Behind’, jazzy electric guitar fills my headphones and the lush acoustic guitar chord progressions are an interesting take for a band that is acclaimed as stoner rock. It’s an interesting and subdued opening to the EP. ‘Her Name’ is the lead single off this EP and is a track that I could hear The Jungle Giants covering for triple j Like a Version. Screaming indie-pop guitar lines, I think that seeing ‘Her Name’ performed live would definitely be a spectacle in seeing local live music in 2014.
From reading stoner rock in this review, you may be thinking of many different things before listening to the music. It’s a little more soulful and bluesy than tripped-out. Lead guitar lines in ‘Hang On’ sound like they have been ripped directly from a David Gilmour outtake on a Pink Floyd record. The rhythm section is tight holding the grooves together.
This disc is definitely up the top of the list for Melbourne release of the year. Check out this blissful soul/bluesy disc today.
Written by Tex Miller