Reading’s Mosaic combine influences from bands like Bloc Party, The 1975 and Franz Ferdinand with their pop/rock guitar lines to create a sound which neatly varies from upbeat, addictive indie rock to chilled out atmospheric pop. The release of their second EP For You showcases their capability to produce a variety of pleasant sounds which make for easy listening.
The EP gets off to an instant upbeat start, Rio has a riff sounding like something straight out of a The Wombats song. Catchy vocals fit perfectly with energetic drum beats and the instantly infectious riff. You can clearly hear the indie pop influence throughout, which is definitely not a bad thing.
Title track For You is much slower than the first, showing a more atmospheric side to Mosaic. Steadied guitar flows into toned down vocals, growing slightly more intense as it progresses. While it’s nowhere near as infectious as Rio, it’s nice to hear a complete change in atmosphere through the EP.
Back To Earth takes things back up a notch, jangly guitar brings back the early energy; this time sounding a bit more alt rock than indie pop. Guitar is the standout part of the third track, up until 3 minutes in when everything really comes together and really completes the entire track.
Concluding with Take Me Away, a slightly more emotional sound even with it’s building riffs and moments of intensity; Mosaic have the ability to glide between proper, catchy indie pop and alt rock sounds and still create a chilled atmosphere. For You is easy, pleasant listening which can easily be enjoyed by fans of a variety of genres.