On their promising debut EP, Young Buffalo show a lot of promise, but it isn't really anything you haven't heard before.
Young Buffalo are an American two piece band specialising in that sort of post-Dinosaur Jr. indie rock sound. Opening track Baby Demons is a pleasant enough little romp with big drums and fuzzed out guitar tones overlaid with swooning My Bloody Valentine style vocals. It's a good, upbeat and catchy start. The band are a duo, yet the music doesn't suffer from being made without a bass; nor do they make a huge thing out of not having a bass player.
The next track - Hold Me Back - offers a more jaunty kind of guitar line but more of those big, crashing drums. It is just a very pleasant, inoffensive, indie-pop tune, as is recent single Nature Boy with its fairground style keyboard line. It is nothing new or ground breaking, but it fills a hole that countless other bands doubtlessly fill.
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