Top 5 E.P’s of the year so far… 2014

Following last week’s top 5 albums of 2014 so far, this week we take a look at the myriad of brilliant E.P releases in the past six months. From attention grabbing début releases to first installments in an over-arching series here is the Last Mixed Tape’s Top 5 E.P’s of the year so far.

5. Women’s Christmas – Tremendous
With Tremendous garage-pop act Women’s Christmas started 2014 with a record of joyously noise laden gems that form an E.P of singular sound and scope. Read the full review here. Key Track: ‘Summer Born, Winter Bred’

4. Fight Like Apes – Whigfield Sextape
Returning with an E.P of growth and scale, Whigfield Sextape finds FLA exploring more mood and atmosphere within their vibrant electro-pop sound. Read the full review hereKey Track: ‘Crouching Bees’

3. I Have A Tribe – Yellow Raincoats
Delivering on all the promise seen in early live performances, Yellow Raincoats brought forth the intricate and succinct charm of I Have A Tribe’s deeply evocative songwriting. Read full review hereKey Track: ‘Monsoon’

2. Elastic Sleep – Leave You
From the instant Elastic Sleep unveiled Leave You’s glistening title-track it became clear that the dream-pop act were about to produce an début record that would encapsulate everything that is so engrossing about their sound, upon its release the E.P exceeded these expectations. Read the full review hereKey Track: ‘Leave You’

1. The Hard Ground – Triptych One
The first in a series of three E.P releases from Cork group the Hard Ground, Triptych: One immediately and affectively captures the imagination. With each track leading so fully to the next, the body of sound that permeates throughout the record is irresistibly impressive. Read the full review hereKey Track: ‘Two By Two’