Venice Heath – ‘Summernight’ EP


London-based artist Venice Health presents a polished, hooky rock and pop synergy on their Summernight EP. Catching our ears last month with climactic track “Different,” the rest of the EP succeeds with a similarly successful punchiness. This is apparent early. Opener “Indoor Swimming Pool” struts a hypnotic, aquatic key-laden glistening alongside twangy guitars and meditative rhythms. Suave guitar licks drive into excited swells, again showcasing the act’s tendency to build from understated soundscapes into anthemic hooks.

Another standout, “You Don’t Care, Oh Yeah!” is a blast of radiant energy. Shimmering guitars and buoyant vocal layers emit a contagious enthusiasm, with a rhythm section exuding a disco/funk nostalgia. The track plays as an appetizing mid-point, injecting energy in the midst of moody successes like “Keep On Thinking,” whose anthemic vocal soaring finds embrace alongside a buzzing guitar suaveness in a psych-tinted vein. Venice Heath’s new EP certainly lives up to the ample promise shown with “Different.”

“Indoor Swimming Pool” and other tracks featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of June 2023’ Spotify playlist.

We discovered this release via MusoSoup, as part of the artist’s promotional campaign.

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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