Prudence – “Smile & Nod”


Prudence is the project of Tom Crandles, an Australian session bassist and composer. His Major Tom EP was recorded alone in Margate, Kent, encompassing six enjoyable tracks. Among them is the engaging opener “Smile & Nod,” which ascends from murky post-punk beginnings – touting a likeness to The Chameleons UK – into a lusher, melodic rock arsenal reminiscent of War on Drugs. I’m reminded of New Order in the ability to meld post-punk rhythms within a pop-focused melodic whimsy. Look for the EP to release on May 10th.

Another EP track, “Euphoria,” can be streamed below:

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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