In musical terms, APOLLO’S ARROWS‘ ‘Glass Vessels’ is actually very good. The only problem with it is that it’s just not that memorable. The Southampton three-piece seem to be hovering in the no man’s land between rock and indie, and sitting on the fence almost always means never being truly outstanding.
Opener ‘Passenger Announcement’ is quirky and carries some excellent riffs, and second track ‘Houdini’ carries on in much the same fashion – but, while pleasant on the ear, lack a little variety together.
Third track ‘Glass Vessels’ provides a mellow interval and an injection of variety, but on fourth track ‘End At The Start‘ the EP returns back to a similar pattern.
That said, it’s not to say that Apollo’s Arrows haven’t done well with ‘Glass Vessels’; it’s just that they haven’t managed to create songs that will stick in your head all day long.