For starters, naming your opening track “So What Do We Do Now?” isn't particularly encouraging…have they taken on too much too soon? Apparently not, bluff very well called indeed. It’s an instrumental intro but the infectious guitar playing draws you in once it’s allowed to build up over its brief length, before first track proper, “Just Close Your Eyes And Think Of MacGyver” kicks in with some hefty vocals. It’s in your face, tearing stuff…that is until lead vocalist Scott settles things down with some simple melodic singing. As a whole it’s an enjoyable song with some nice harmonies, good start.
“Song For A Hero” and “Fall Of A Giant” both utilise strong pop-infused melodies in the form of their catchy, up-beat guitar driven punk, especially the latter, probably the stand-out track of the EP. The inclusion of some brief breakdowns and some more of the heavy vocals ensure things don’t get completely lost within a soft, pop-rock niche, giving the tracks an ample amount of bite, before we finish up on “So Far Away”. The chorus here alone is worth owning the EP for, definitely one that’ll get stuck in your head and is assured to incite great reactions at live shows.
For a first foray into original recording, so early on for a new band, Led By Lions have certainly not disappointed or let anyone down. For anyone thinking this was instead going to be a wild goose chase in the quest for promised quality, they’d be wrong. This is certainly a capable band, with so much ahead of them; let’s just hope they’re not led astray. 
The EP, "A Long Time Coming" is available on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/a-long-time-coming-ep/id905316545