Baybeats 2012 hopefuls Atlas released their debut EP Questions & Answers today. There’s some obvious Coldplay influence all around, especially with the addition of vocalist Alfy Hushairi. The band also claims to be, at least partially, “post-rock” (but you know how I feel about that). Still, there’s lots of great reverb-drenched layers of guitars and synths, though the sloppy drumming brings down tracks like Genius (Life in Transit), which really begs for a human drum machine à la Phil Selway on Weird Fishes/Arpeggi.
All in all a promising attempt and enjoyable despite the technical imperfections.