Young Peculiar

Young Peculiar

Following a successful campaign on PledgeMusic, Young Peculiar are back with their second EP 'Ordinary'.

The inviting group - who pay attention to presentation right down to their delightful packaging for this EP - blast through four jazz-influenced and folk-esque tracks on the record, before signing off with two bonus tracks.

Vocals here soak up emotion like a sponge, and the delivery is on form while instruments aren't overbearing but used appropriately at the best times, to build up and drive right to the heart where they're needed.

The band are absolutely an acquired taste - the tragic-laced voice of our lead simply won't be for everybody - but there's no denying that those fans and friends who helped the EP come together should be pleased.

'Ordinary' is available to buy now from all major online music download sites.


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  1. by Adam Jones 13th Dec 2013 09:59

    I have to say this is one of the worst EPs of 2013. The vocalist over sings the entire time - emotion is not an issue, but sometimes it is better to just hold back a little. Also, while we can accuse singers of the Celine ilk of being nasally, their nasal domination is nothing in comparison to the vocalist Bernadette on these tracks - she honestly sounds as if she needs to blow her nose!

  2. by Tony Clarke 21st Dec 2013 05:23

    I have to agree with Adam Jones on this one. It really is very shoddy. Even overlooking the fact that Bernadette's vocals are inconsistent and off-pitch more often than on, the band's timing is all over the place, one of the guitarists sounds like he hasn't even learnt to strum, and as a unit they're so loose it's a wonder they manage to keep it together at all. To say they're an acquired taste is incredibly generous - they're simply not good enough to be charging money for their music. Might I suggest that they rehearse their songs before re-entering any kind of studio.

  3. by Tony Clarke 21st Dec 2013 05:33

    I'd also like to add that saying the group pay attention to presentation right down to their delightful packaging for this EP is a little inaccurate. If they really had so much attention to detail, or a clear vision, they wouldn't ask fans to make their artwork, for free, under the instruction of "basically do whatever you want." I fail to see the link between the EP's title and a man whose own head is a balloon. It's just the ultimate in hipster tosh, and if it's an attempt at humour it fails miserably.


    I have to say, this is a pretty poor review all round. Vocals are meant to convey emotion, not soak them up. As for "The delivery is on form while instruments aren't overbearing but used appropriately at the best times, to build up and drive right to the heart where they're needed," what does that even mean? Even ignoring the questionable grammar and sentence structure, the point makes no sense and conveys no information whatsoever.