Debut EP from Manchester based Toria Wooff is a collection of four ethereal ballads driven by whimsical vocals backed with twangling guitars. The EP’s instrumentation is relatively skeletal with Tori’s vocal melodies being simultaneously melancholic and infectious particularly on tracks James Edward and the title track Drako.
Closing track Author Song proves to me the most fragile of the project; it’s bound together with the fantastic songwriting and minimalistic aesthetic that drives the project. The EP itself feels like it’s been discovered in a time capsule, as it avoids a lot of clichés from modern singer songwriters putting out this kind of music. It’s a breath of fresh air and really worth your time.
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(Words: Aimee Armstrong)