Opening track and lead single “D.A.N.C.E.” see’s the boys continue down the path of fun, light hearted pop-rock which they’ve undoubtedly mastered. It’s easy on the ears, catchy and simplistic, drawing you into the EP with its mildly hypnotic tones. “Seeing Is Believing” and “Once Bitten, Twice Shy” keep things running along smoothly; the production is slick allowing you to take everything in with crystal clear quality. Ross Dixon’s vocals are powerful and melodic whilst also managing not to drown anything out, given the almost laid back, somewhat gentle style of indie inspired rock the band plays.
“Dirty Knees” despite being an EP highlight, an undeniably enjoyable track, with a great chorus, for some reason, seems to come across as just a little bit, too...innocent? A song such as this, about cheap women and such…you’d expect from STEEL PANTHER, and done with no remorse for that matter too…the track’s been done well but it’s all a bit polite if you ask me, before we finish up on “Love.Live.Laugh”. It starts off with some nice solid guitar work, before plodding along with more of the expected clean vocals and radio friendly rock.
Whilst Glass Giants have earned a name for themselves as live performers, and are clearly good song writers, there hasn’t been a great deal of progression since their ironically titled first EP; “Define Progress”. The sound is still great, it’s enjoyable, but, ultimately, it is essentially more of the same, if not just more polished. Once the cocktails have run out and the bikinis are off, there’s only so much you’ll have before you eventually want to go home. A short burst of fun this one.