Manchester’s Amida issue a new EP through Wee Pop!, their second so far. Lead track These Are Golden Times reminds me of Bizarro era Wedding Present, but slightly feyer and a bit too mumbled. There’s a good meandering song waiting to push through, but it’s all a bit too murky. Weather follows in a similar vein, if a little less dramatic. There are some lovely tinkling melodies, but little of substance. You’ve Changed, Baby Girl is much better, far more strident and sounding like BMX Bandits doing their best Jonathan Richman thing. The pleasant alt Pavement stroll of Miho rounds things off on an EP which didn’t promise a lot, but got progressively better.
If The Wave Loves Two Suns is out now on Wee Pop! Records
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