This five-track EP by Alice Springs act, Broadwing, inhabits a melancholy, somewhat dark space that recalls the likes of Chet Faker, Grizzly Bear and Radiohead. It’s an impressive collection of songs, especially considering Broadwing is actually just one man – Ben Allen.
Pinhole Camera bears the hallmarks of tight songwriting, which reaches its apogee on the insistent The Virus In – a song that also boasts a striking video produced by Allen himself, in line with his strong DIY ethos.
Having said that, all five tracks here bring something worthwhile to the table, with Broadwing merging alt-rock, acoustic and electronic elements to a satisfying whole. (PH)
*** ½ /5