Imaginary Bill – The Special EP

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EP Review by Mark Bayross

Following their well-received self-titled debut album, New York’s Imaginary Bill have released this three-track EP of similarly catchy guitar pop.

Opening with the (possibly premature) groupie-baiting COOKIE, all hook-laden guitars and glam-rock stomp, then passing through the slower, melancholic SPECIAL on its way to the more psychedelic conclusion of CORDUROY DANCERS, this is a short, tight record that is bound to register with fans of everyone from Supergrass to the Beatles.

Admittedly, Steve Rouach’s samey vocals tend to paint each track with a similar hue, so they do need a couple of listens to sink in, but it’s well worth the effort.

4 stars