Monday, December 1, 2008

Vertigo Smyth: Future Happiness [EP]

Vertigo Smyth
Future Happiness [EP]
Stress!! Records [2008]

Fire Drills Review:
Vertigo Smyth's influences cover a wide range that include The Muppet Show, Tom Waits, Elliott Smith, Randy Newman, Jeff Buckley and Beck to just name a few. His debut EP Future Happiness shows his love for the singer/songwriter with his slightly folk twinged numbers that are quietly entrancing. The catchy opener "Comfort Me" has the strumming of a ukulele with some well placed handclaps but his voice is really the instrument which easily carries this four song EP to the next level of entertainment.

Key Track: "Comfort Me"

Band With Similar Fire: Denison Witmer

Official Vertigo Smyth Website
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-Reviewed by Reece Michael