The Phoenix based â€˜Electro Sci-fiâ€™ duo Season 3, bring another slice of sublime, otherworldly electronic pop to your ears in the form of the EP â€˜Interstellar Commuteâ€™. Those already familiar with the duo will be happy to hear more sci-fi intergalactic imagery shining through the lyrical themes on this EP.
Opening pop-rock groover â€˜23rd Century Love Songâ€™ brings a feel-good vibe which instantly lifts the listener. Full of melody, and driving guitars. The track brings feelings of warmth and you feel instantly relaxed, knowing youâ€™re in for a treat. â€˜Fhlostonâ€™ conjurs up the retro vibe of a 1984 12â€ club remix of a pop hit, whilst still retaining an edge to itself. The vocals sound like Gary Numan during his hey-day, giving the listener a nostalgic feeling. Edgy and comfortable at the same time, â€˜Fholstonâ€™ is definitely a stand out track. Next, Season 3 bring â€˜Mental Circuitryâ€™ to the party. A powerhouse of twinkling synths, retro pads and a killer guitar solo, this track has a pop melody that sticks in your head and a beat that refuses to let you not tap your feet. As with the previous 2 tracks, the vocal harmonies are wonderfully presented allowing the melodies to embrace you and make you smile. The final track, and the last stop on this interplanetary voyage, is â€˜Wish I Could Stayâ€™. This track has a bouncy, driving feel to it with a pulsing bassline, pushing the song along to its natural conclusion. It never runs out of steam (or rocket fuel) and is the perfect foil for the lyrical lament.
Altogether, Season 3 have created the perfect selection to play on a sunny day whilst driving with the windows down and stereo up high. You cannot fail to smile as you listen to â€˜Interstellar Commuteâ€™ in all its glory. A synth-pop delight!
Rich James – #WEATNU Digital Magazine