EP of the Week: Yenkee – Cannibal Tree

Monday, October 14, 2019
Photo by Fergal Hennessy

This week's feature EP is Yenkee's new EP Cannibal Tree, which was released mid last month via Bride Valley Records. Spanning four tracks, the EP features a chilled-out blend of indie-rock, psych-rock and 60s and 70s rock. Despite the dreamy energy of the EP, it's also home to George Cooney's (Yenkee) rich and reflective lyricism.

Cannibal Tree opens up with the title track, and instantly, the blend of Yenkee's delicate vocals and soft acoustic guitar will make you feel like you're amongst clouds. It's the type of song that you wish you could bottle up. Though the track is mostly quiet and meditative, there's an underlying groove in-between the mellowness. Next up is 'Would You Rather?', which will leave you wanting to quit your job to chase some Californian sunshine. 'Would You Rather?' is beaming with sunshine and it's absolutely infectious.

The last portion of the EP includes 'Pearl' and the closer 'Maybe'. Yenkee's vocals are fragile yet beautiful on 'Pearl' ⁠— the soulful track's defining element is his captivating guitar arrangements. 'Maybe' is the perfect ending to Cannibal Tree and encapsulates everything that's special about Yenkee's music in just over three minutes.

Take some time out of your day to soak up Yenkee's dazzling EP Cannibal Tree, you won't regret it.

Written by Amy Smolcic (@amysmolcic)

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