When you read an act saying that they’re inspired by Beatles love songs, it’s hard to stop your heart from sinking. Expectations lowered by making comparisons to the fab four and Sam Cooke through a soundcloud biography, London’s Two Inch Punch then proceeds to blow you away with a series of tracks that he labels as being ‘lovestep’, feel more akin to the recent trend of J Dilla-a-likes that anything McCartney and Lennon may have penned.
Musicians, though, work in different ways, and this is clearly the work of someone working on a different plain to most mere mortals. ridiculously, this project comes after writing and producing with Lil’ Wayne and playing guitar for forgotten popstress Little Boots amongst other bizarre credits. But these are pieces of music that don’t need a back story or a context to be appreciated, treading similar ground to Manchester’s Star Slinger and managing that wonderful warm feeling of creating songs that utterly engulf you. The soundcloud crowd have, predictably, gone mad for it, with comments from the awestruck and envious being amassed at a rate of knots – expect big things.