EP Review | Night Surf Provides An Escape From Reality With Enemies

Night Surf has released their brand-new four-track extended-play entitled Enemies. The four-track EP features ‘Reanimate’, ‘Sleight of Hand’, ‘Watersnake’, and the title-track.

‘Reanimate’ opens the EP with a bang. It hits straight into the vocals and pop-punk instrumental. There’s a great progression throughout. It’s a great kick-start adding great expectations.

‘Sleight of Hand’ is heavy from the beginning with an anxious feeling that demands to be felt in the short minute.

‘Watersnake’ finds the band in a more stable situation. Although the lyrics will say different, the instrumental seems more easy-listening. It’s more poppy, pop-punk compared to the rest of the songs. There’s a head-shaking, body-twisting dance movement feeling throughout from start to finish. And this song is a stand-out track entirely.

The title track closes the EP with an anthemic moment. It served as their comeback single from their debut release, giving an excellent taster into their somewhat new chapter. It has rushing moments of 90’s alternative-rock infused with pop-punk that showcases times where doubt and reflection collide over a happy-go-lucky melody. It ends the EP on a high.

Throughout the four-tracks, each song has driven hooks combining pop-punk flavours that bring the entire body of work to life. Each track has something different insight. There are high and there are low moments that let the listener escape from reality into a world that finds them in a state of delusion.

Although each track may have a similar sounding, there’s a lot of versatility throughout the EP. The band doesn’t seem to keep themselves inside a box, but allow them to mature and grow as their music continues.

The EP perfectly displays where the band is to date. It documents a moment in time with stories they are truly passionate about. Each track has something relatable that anyone can pick up on.The quartet heightens the anticipation from beginning to end over the four-tracks. They offer a splendid amount of fullness and seriousness that combines the hardcore meet poppy instrumental.

Enemies, picks up from where they left off from their debut extended-play Blasted, last year.