Les Pantalons third EP, entitled Anybody Dancing, sums up why these guys are a credit to the Belfast music scene.
Anybody Dancing starts with the 90s grunge-esque track “Man With No Cash”. The heavy bass line, Kaiser Chief guitar tones and incredibly relatable lyrics set the expectation from the first few seconds.
We move onto the title track, “Anybody Dancing“. The intro is very melancholic (a trend that is becoming synonymous with the band) and reminds me of an intro to a Quentin Tarantino movie. The vocals are incredibly raw and mirrors the guitar and drumming. Their experimentation of vocals singing over one another creates a sense of instability and unpredictability.
“Anybody Dancing” ends fairly abruptly and goes straight into the next track Somebody New. This track slows things down and is reminiscent of early Cage the Elephant (a comparison I have made before with Les Pantalons).
To sum up this EP in four words “Go listen to it!” Les Pantalons are a refreshing and dynamic part of the Belfast music scene and are only moving up. This is their third EP and the standard is not only consistent but gets better every time.