This first EP from Toronto’s most melodic anglophiles effectively answers the speculative alt-history question: what would a synth-less New Order have sounded like? Their sound is rooted in 80s post-punk guitar rock, and the track In Memory definitely sounds like a heartfelt update of Regret.
The trio’s strength is their lo-fi authenticity, and some instantly catchy bittersweet guitar melodies – the kind that would make Robert Smith proud – recur throughout the disc’s five solid tracks. Brimming with potential, the Disraelis also incorporate elements of shoegaze on standout song The Bitter Ash and display some psychedelic tendencies on Distance.
A local band to watch.