Slightly mathy, with angular guitars and snappy drumming, 'After Dark' has the intricacies of Foals and the launches into a big chorus like which Two Door Cinema Club made their name by writing. They aim for something with a bit more atmosphere and perhaps less pop-oriented for 'MRI', and here you can detect the Radiohead inspiration creeping in, but they always keep the song easy to absorb rather than opting for a more experimental sound; it's quite epic in a way and perhaps not far from post-rock at some points, especially as it swells towards a grand ending where they whip up a fine din. Single 'King Leo' starts as though it's straight off an early Foals record, but you can't help but detect the aura of Arctic Monkeys there, especially in the vocal delivery. It's all very well chucking in all these comparisons, and Hi-Tide do sound like a hybrid of lots of other bands. And why not? They're fans of them after all. However, these are their own songs, so it should be mentioned that although there are definite borrowed aspects, there's individuality too. Everything comes crashing together on the epic and majestic final track 'Bumblebee, and it becomes evident that Hi-Tide have ambition and they have talent to match. Perhaps finding more of their own niche/slant on things would be a good way to progress, but 'She's Gone' remains a good EP from a promising group.
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