Steeped in grooves, 11:11 is the new EP from South Africa’s Prism Tats. The project of Garrett van der Spek has been ramping up the productivity in recent times, having released debut album Prism Tats last year and now following up with this new EP. I discovered Garrett’s music through Mytacism Music, a music blog that’s very nice, and also why you should check out smaller music blogs (though don’t tell Emily I said that).
11:11 enters the airwaves in full swing with a set of ballsy tracks full of rip-roaring riffs and hooks aplenty. Lead single ‘Used to Be Cool’ struts it’s way into the eardrums with a jazzy sensibility that swaggers into the hips. It’s angular fever permeates through the rest of the EP, allowing tracks like ‘Prole Pop’ and ‘Brainwaves’ to deliver their own brand of guitar-driven funk too.
It’s a great EP from Prism Tats that showcases a lot of talent in bringing something different to the masses, while also keeping it tight with solid songwriting. It’s catchy, varied and eclectic in the best of ways, and very enjoyable to listen to.