LAYKS is a fresh combination of dreamy indie pop and bare bones guitar driven songwriting layered with huge synth pop overtones. The latest EP ‘Cry Baby’ is now available to stream on all major music platforms.

It usually takes me a few listens to an EP for me to fully get into it, however, this was not the case when I pressed play on this incredible EP which has everything, I expect to hear from LAYKS, catchy, dream and a unique sound combined with gripping instrumentals and vocals that instantly capture your attention and a feel-good vibe. There is something so magical to LAYKS sound which you can’t help but fall in love with instantly.

It’s impossible to not listen to EP from beginning to end and to not instantly fall in love with it, the modulated vocals, dreamy sound, and brilliant instrumentals will have you hooked within seconds. The lyrics are powerful and relatable and will have you hooked and listening to every single word Sam sings. You will feel like you’re in a small music venue and this EP is being played to just you.

There is something so magical about listening to this EP which you can escape, there is something about this EP that I connected with straight away. I felt as if I had travelled back in time to the early 2000’s and was listening to one of the EP’s from a band or artist that made me fall in love with music, this does not happen often so I know when it does the EP has to be pretty special.

It was hard for me to pick my favourite track from this EP as each track has its own unique sound which makes it special. If I really had to pick one that has managed to stand out a little more from the other tracks it would be ‘Another Day’, this single starts off slower but instantly builds into a memorable track. I sat tapping along to this single and instantly had goose bumps, there was something so magical about this track.

This is an impressive EP that shows off their musical talents and combined classic sounds we love to hear with their own unique sounds, each track has its own special sound which makes them stand out but at the same time they work so well together in the EP. The only bad point I have is the EP ended far too quickly, I was left wanting to hear more.

By Siân Parker