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Reviewed by Chris Dent

Glass Boat: Live At The 4th Wall Theatre EP

Reviewed by Chris Dent

Glass Boat: Live At The 4th Wall Theatre EP

Tiny Ruins have may have taken the idea of performing quiet and beautiful shows to spellbound audiences to our attention, but in reality this has been a tradition that has stuck around since music performance began. Glass Boat from Taranaki are another example of a captivating well-rounded act who capture this in their debut 6-track EP. The three contributing artists, Missie Moffat, Diarmuid Cahill and Matt Herrett took centre stage at New Plymouth’s 4th Wall Theatre to record live with all their banter included. The music is spacious in its arrangement and often takes advantage of the three contrasting voices. Each artist takes their turn to lead a track, and harmonies are used to raise choruses. Counter melodies swap between acoustic and electric guitar, added to by cajon-based percussion, giving things a little groove when necessary. The production is clean, mixing together very well. I think this EP fits neatly in the genre of AC, crossing genres smoothly, seamlessly and coolly during their set. You can hear how relaxed they are and in turn it will relax you, as you close your eyes and with that you were there.