Midlands based band, Clarion, have just launched their latest EP, “Loanin’ Serotonin”. Offering a soupcon of styles blended smoothly together by the authentic vocal delivery of frontman Jay Adam, Clarion boast elements of funk, 80s pop and rock, which come together to create six tracks, all highly pleasant on the ear and filled with hooks that make you want to come back for more. The title track, along with “The Rain” and “Strung Up”, certainly live up to the band’s comparison to the 1975, whilst also invoking the spirit of artists such as Years and Years. Elsewhere, “Days like These” – with its guitar intro, chanted vocals and Adam’s heavy accent – is an anthemic track, with its drum breakdown only serving to complete what is the highlight of the EP. “Had It Rough” and “White Noise Pt 2”, round off this tidy collection of tracks, with slices of modern pop-rock and a heavier emphasis on guitars over the synthesizers that dominate the other songs for the most part. Overall, it is a highly polished body of work from the indie-pop four piece, who have already proven their song writing and production credentials. Clarion is definitely a name to look out for if “Loanin’ Serotonin” is the basis to follow when expanding in future projects.