Canadian new-wave band The Organ don’t do big choruses or crowd-pleasing sing-alongs. This six-song EP instead favours a complex tangle of delicate rhythms and counter-rhythms - hinting at Joy Division and Wedding Present influences - weaving in and out of each other under a spun-out vocal. The lyrical subject matter is lost loves, changing times and the regret which you should feel but don’t; all sung in a matter-of-fact yet distant manner which often recalls The Smiths' more sardonic moments.
The Organ are a soft, contemplative band who write songs to hum rather than shout along to. Said songs also happen to be rather lovely, with tunes which worm their way deeper into your head with each listen until you find yourself humming them constantly and wanting to play the record again so you can sing along with their fragile melodic grandeur. Those who like thoughtful, understated indie music may well benefit from checking them out.