PoP RECOMMENDS | THE NEW ROCK N ROLL : HOTEL MIRA – S/T EP

After teasing a couple of excellent singles (“Ginger Ale” and “Baby” in particular), the debut EP of Vancouver’s Hotel Mira has dropped today.

For fans of JPNSGRLS, this is really a continuation of Charlie Kerr’s sonic agenda viz. garage punk-fuelled melodic gems with quirky yet poignant lyrical sentiments.

The new songs on display – like “Beautiful Thing, I Am Terrified”, “That Man” and “Stockholm” – match the tuneful intensity of the singles, while expanding the band’s musical palate somewhat.

This is most evident on the insightful “Stockholm” with Kerr fronting a soulful number that slow grooves then explodes itself into the affections of anyone with a heart. Gorgeous!

All told, a more than solid debut that demonstrates that the reinvention of JPNSGRLS into Hotel Mira is a total success.

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