Since naming Panic Bomber the Best New Electronica Artist last year, lot has changed for Richard Haig. He's toured through the U.S., U.K., and Canada, and had a successful showcase during last month's SXSW. And after two self-released albums, Calling in Threats and Getting on My Mind, Panic Bomber's Discipline EP gets a proper release, albeit a minor one, through Canada's YYZ Records.
The three-track EP almost marks a bit of a departure for Haig. Calling in Threats and its attached manifesto were clearly a call against Miami's lack of live music scene and love for DJ culture.
Discipline finds Haig finally relishing the electronic music genre and taking pride in the music he's making -- which he should considering he seems to have a natural talent for it. The title track alone is perhaps his best work to date. A house-y electro number that reaches its climax early and then turns into a glitchy electropop track, reminiscent of Calvin Harris.
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In "Can't Sleep" and "Perfection and Grace" you'll find the live instrumentation and electro sounds that have sort of become Haig's signature. This leaves us wondering if his next full-length might be the thing that tips him over the edge and earns him more national recognition. Let's hope so.
You can listen and download the complete EP via Bandcamp.