EP of the Week: Pro Teens – Philistines

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Pro Teens' EP Philistines was an accidental discovery of mine, but I'm damn happy I found it. The group, who is based in Phoenix, Arizona will have you feeling relaxed in no time with their latest EP. If you've had a stressful week like me, all you need is to put Philistines on repeat and you will feel refreshed. 

The opener 'Tulsa' is magical. The mellowed out track features dreamy and subdued vocals combined with soothing instrumentals. Despite the relaxing nature of the instrumental, there is an underlying darkness hidden within it and this gives the track an intriguing edge. This darkness forces its way to fruition towards the end of the track. My favourite lyrics from 'Tulsa' are, "You're impregnated with the idea of true love / And it moves too fast to comprehend it / So you only half explain it".

As we begin to move into the warmer months in Australia, 'Bloomin'' is the track you want to add to your lazy day playlist. It transports you to the beach in under one listen. 

My personal favourite from Philistine is 'She's Gonna Be So Great'. It sounds like a dreamy wonderland, mixed with strong percussion and impassioned lyricism. Another impressive tune from the EP is the next track 'Signals Crossed'. This dynamic track continues to show their composure, even though it makes you feel like you're in the middle of a haze. This track is another one that will have you eagerly waiting for summer to come next month. 

'A Companion' sees them change things up with a much more delicate approach. This track is exquisite and all the elements of it — including the glorious winding guitars, thrilling percussion and smooth vocals — transform into an incredible combination. Pro Teens end their EP on a strong note with 'You Won't'. Their final track is a solid closer to a release that is bursting with energy, summer vibes and sentimental lyrics. 

Sit back, relax and jam Philistines by Pro Teens now. Trust me, you won't regret it.

Written by Amy Smolcic

Listen to Philistines by Pro Teens below: