Tamarama Wonderland City EP

Tamarama Wonderland City EP
Life is hard - that's a given. It's also the subject of so much good music it's become a cliché. Life can't be that hard, however, for the two members of Tamarama, with their modelling contracts, celebrity friends, sexy accents, model girlfriends, major record deal and quite frankly, stunning faces. I wouldn't dare suggest that these things have anything to do with each other but with a list like that and a significant amount of mainstream media interest, I suspect that the band have it pretty easy. That's certainly what this EP suggests, consisting of little more than beach music to barbeque to. "Everything to Me" taunts the listener by sounding a bit Kooks-esque but then descends into bland pop, leading to the conclusion that Tamarama might be beautiful enough to grace the pages of Vogue but they're also incapable of producing anything of substance. They're much more interesting to look at than listen to, so perhaps they should just stick to what they know and leave the music business for ugly geniuses like Thom Yorke. (Universal)