Floor Staff – The Good Luck Ep

28 May
Floor Staff Credit Floor Staff The Good Luck Ep

Floor Staff Credit Floor Staff The Good Luck Ep

Have I mentioned how much I love new music. Below is the perfect example of why.

Floor Staff are a duo placed somewhere between indie and pop, Anthony Donnelly and Stephen Murray are the men behind this fantastic new Ep.
While this is a debut Ep it has the feel of a very polished and confident approach, so I would hazard a guess that these guys have been in a band before. It’s this confidence that makes the Ep shine, the songs have an instant impact it only takes one listen to enjoy. Confident Melodies, Harmonies and Vocals are complimented by a large array of instrumentation such as Saxophones, Cello, Violin, Shakers and drums on top of the usual without over-powering the duo’s songwriting. The Ep cover is pretty nice not just a generic photo a bit of work put into creating the logo and carrying it across as an identity for the Ep.

The Ep opens with The Guest, a laid-back pop song with some 80’s sensibilities (think Le Galaxie or This Club). The chorus is catchy and that beat will be what you’re shuffling to hours after hearing it. But not to be pigeon-holed the next track Good Luck goes in a slightly different direction opening with choral sounding vocal harmonies before the beat kicks in and takes the tempo up (a little hint of the most recent Bon Iver album) the song becomes a driving tune with a simple guitar hook through out before ending with a flourish of orchestra tuning. Just to keep the trend of genre hopping the third track Owe Everything is a more vocally based song with nice simple guitar underneath with trumpets and backing vocals filling out the sound. A highlight of this Ep is fourth track The Oldest Mind a melancholic and slightly bluesy song of thanks and apologies. The instrumentation feels more stripped back you can hear how this song would work with just vocals and guitar showing the duo’s song writing talent. The Funeral march an appropriate name for a closing song if I’ve ever heard one. It ends the ep with a sense of whats to come from a full album. As the music builds to the middle of the track before slowly fading with echoed keys and vocals leaving you wanting more.

I defy you to listen to The Good Luck Ep without feeling the need to move your feet or bob your head.

Floor Staff are set to play their first gig and launch The Good Luck EP at Twisted Pepper on Friday 12 July as part of 10 Days In Dublin festival. The Good Luck EP is only €4 to download from their Bandcamp.

Check them out on Facebook here.


3 Responses to “Floor Staff – The Good Luck Ep”


  1. Line Up and Stage Times. Whelans One’s To Watch Festival. | Itsatangent - January 7, 2014

    […] Upstairs: 21:15-21:45 Floor Staff 22:00-22:30 Cove 22:45-23:15 Wild Promises 23:30-00:00 Carriages* 00:15-00:45 Yellowbridge* […]

  2. Floor Staff: Whelan’s Ones To Watch Festival Spotlight. | Itsatangent - January 8, 2014

    […] Check out my full review of the EP here. […]

  3. Floor Staff. New Video. The Guest. | Itsatangent - August 6, 2014

    […] Here is my full review of the EP. […]

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