Ambulance LTD, New English EP

Amelia Raitt

By Amelia Raitt

on 04.22.11 in Reviews

New English EP

Ambulance LTD

The New English EP from Brooklyn's Ambulance LTD might take old fans by surprise; it opens with the smooth, silky "Arbuckle's Swan Song", which sounds like nothing so much as old Spandau Ballet. Vocalist Marcus Congleton croons and moans with sweetness and soul, and songs like "Country Gent" are soft and subdued. A live version of "Fearless" twinkles gently, and the title track has a roughshod alt-country gallop. Ambulance LTD branch out capably on this stopgap EP, but whether it's a sign of things to come or just a momentary dalliance remains to be seen.