Tranquil Eyes describe themselves as psych-pop which is a much better way than I could ever describe them. The band formed in 2016 and consist of just two members; despite this, they have just released a short EP that could rival releases from bands that have been together for years which is impressive to say the least.
I wasn’t sure what to expect when I first chose to listen to their self-titled EP but I was definitely curious as I wasn’t really sure what psych-pop was – however I found myself instantly liking what this EP had to offer.
Rewind has a slightly 80s feel to it and once the vocals kick in, I can hear influences from The Downtown Fiction. It’s quite a different sound to most pop punk but draws you in really well. The song offers a really impressive guitar riff too and the lyrics are memorable.
Far Too Long continues the 80s pop vibe with somewhat trippy vibes making me want to just ramp up the volume and see where the music takes me, whereas Dreamers Dream is probably my favourite from the EP with some interesting vocals and a more upbeat vibe. However, it still fits on the EP as there’s still the relaxed undertones throughout.
Overall, it’s very different than anything bands are offering in music right now and that’s why I love it. It might take a few listens to like if you’re not usually into this more laid back and 80s music but once you do, guaranteed you’ll love it.
This EP, though short, is a great example of what Tranquil Eyes has to offer as a band. The music is soft, tranquil (go figure!) but with a more upbeat and modern twist, and I feel like there are influences from bands like The War On Drugs throughout and The Downtown Fiction (in terms of vocals).
This EP is just a small taster of what Tranquil Eyes have to offer but it’s an impressive one at that - with such a unique sound to hit the market right now, this band will no doubt go far.