All I Am

Scottish Fiction

GLASWEGIAN five-piece Acrylic have been hovering around various ones to watch lists and playing decent support slots for a few years now, but this EP suggests their promise is finally starting to come together nicely. Released through Glasgow indie label Scottish Fiction, there is a confidence and assurance running through all four tracks, and a sense that the band have cut their teeth and are now ready for a step forward.

Opener Where I Am is a sharp piece of indie, all sinewy guitar and rousing choruses, before second track In Here Tonight ramps up the comparisons to emotive heartfelt rockers The National, particularly with Andreas Christodoulidis’s crisp vocal, and some shimmering guitar work at the track’s core. Christodoulidis’s striking voice isn’t just a Scottish flavoured Matt Berninger though, offering real power in places while some surprisingly sweet harmonies pop up on Over-run, a solid slice of melancholy pop.

Best of all is the EP’s title track, a sprawling seven minute finale that builds to a wave of noise. It wraps up the EP and should make for a fine set-closer at live shows, including an upcoming run of March dates throughout Scotland.