February 03, 2023

Showdog: Tumbleweed

Dutch indie band Showdog released a well received EP in 2007 and a full-length in 2009, before dropping off the radar almost entirely with the occasional single as a sign of life. Fast forward to 2023 and they are back as a recording unit.

Now down to a duo Gijs Kerkhoven and Sander van Munster came up with five adventurous, psych-tinged pop songs for the new Tumbleweed EP. It is a showcase for old school craftsmanship while using modern technology. Melody always comes first, but is never served up in easily digestible bits. There is always something extra added to the mix: a sound effect or a subtle change of rhythm that will make the listener press play again to try to find out what just happened. It is like a seamless jigsaw puzzle. The pieces are there, but is hard to find out how they are connected. Just enjoy it as a whole and follow their lead.

Showdog: Tumbleweed

Tumbleweed is a self-released EP. Buy it from their website.

  1. Tumbleweed
  2. Curtains
  3. Self-sustaining
  4. Fill the Fields with Bees and Butterflies
  5. Wash Away

» showdog.bandcamp.com

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