II // Kingfisher Bluez
Blessed’s second EP in as many years is yielding mass intrigue for this Vancouver band. The sounds peppered throughout the EP run the gamut from post-punk to math rock to art rock to punk to…. you get the idea. What stands out is Blessed’s ability to work together and know when a flurry of weaving guitars are needed but also when to pair everything back to draw you in close. Strange time signatures over lengthy songs will keep you guessing as Blessed darts all over the map with frenetic urgency. Not knowing where they will venture to next is a gift Blessed delivers that many bands cannot. The band came together as a unit for this EP and decided everyone’s voice will be heard on equal scales. This explains the different sounds but the ability to blend every member’s ideas into such a cohesive experience could only be explained as magical.