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Reviewed by Ania Glowacz

Draghound: Draghound EP

Reviewed by Ania Glowacz

Draghound: Draghound EP

Draghound are a four-piece based in Wellington, though three of them are originally from Hamilton. It all began as a solo project of Emerald Rose (guitar/vocal), but for the last few years she has been joined by Helen O’Rourke on keys, John Wilson on drums and Stenn Francis-Deare on bass. (Very recently replaced by Tom Jenkin). They have all been in many other bands, including Thunderdykes, Milktrain, Swamp Doctor and Big Rick. This is a woozy, groove-based, somewhat eclectic, slightly psychedelic, funky, dirty, poppy, rocky melange! Opening and feature track Flange In The Bedroom is an instrumental, with its own dancing-in-the-forest-in-freezing-cold-Wellington video on Vimeo. The other three tracks – Golden God, Shy (a sweet and innocent one), Fuzzy In The Brain (deceptive beginnings) feature Rose’s sweet girly vocals, backed by a variety of interesting instruments, including brass, swirly keyboard sounds, psychedelic guitar, huge drums… you get the idea. You might lose yourself in the ’70s, ’80s or even in the present moment! The extended jam at the end of Fuzzy In The Brain is a great way to finish. Total musical value and really kind’a cool…