I got my first taste of Edinburgh musician Samuel James-Griffiths, aka Inkfields, when he released his debut full length album Beneath The Waves not too long ago, and it was a very nice piece of work. Now he’s back to boost his already bustling discography with yet another EP – The Great Basin.
Take Me Down is utterly sleek, with a fluid yet catchy beat accentuated by the riffs and electronics. Samuel’s harmonies are a key element in Fire In My Heart, and the song as a whole has such a stunning, other worldly sound to it.
Dust Bowl is calm and enthralling, plus the harmonicas are a neat bonus, and finally Petrichor draws with it’s captivating rhythm, hooking lyrics and polished guitar work.
There’s no doubt about it, The Great Basin is the finest Inkfields record yet, with every song hitting the mark in one way or another and perfectly demonstrating the talents of a very proficient, and underrated, artist.