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Sammy Peace crafts an epic sonic universe on his debut EP

There’s something undeniably hypnotic about the music of Sammy Peace. The Tasmania-based multi-instrumentalist creates sprawling sonic universes within each of his songs; he guides you through epic stories, all without any words.

With the release of his debut self-titled EP, Sammy has immediately established himself as one of the Aussie music scene’s more exciting and unique emerging acts. If you’re not already familiar with this name, we strongly recommend you change that now.

On his debut self-titled album, Tasmania-based multi-instrumentalist Sammy Peace delivers an epic, instrumental slice of sonic brilliance.

Throughout the new EP, Sammy Peace blends elements of rock and pop from a variety of eras, crafting a sound uniquely his own. With cinematic piano lines, searing guitars, and air-tight percussion, this new EP is bursting at the seams with pure sonic energy.

Over the course of the EP’s half-an-hour run-time, Sammy pulls in myriad sonic directions—he never sits in one place for too long. This, however, is the EP’s most captivating quality. EP opener Running In Place is a theatrical slice of piano-driven rock, quickly establishing the scope of the record.

On Monkeys In My Head, Sammy leans more into the world of crunching blues, delivering slabs of vicious guitars. Cyan Coloured Dream evokes the same imagery as its title, weaving various woozy sounds into one another.

By the time the EP’s closing track Shadow Of Light reaches its conclusion, you’ll have been roped in completely by his epic, instrumental sounds.

These still may be early days for this Tasmanian artist, but judging by everything we’ve heard so far, I think we can safely expect plenty more quality tunes. In the meantime, do yourself a favour and listen to the new EP above.