It’s as if Twerps decided to change their set of reference points for the next wave of songs. The band are adapting to new experiences and the pressure of being a successful band with levels of international notoriety. Musically, they are still as listenable as ever, but I there is a different sense of purpose throughout Underlay.
Here is a man utterly dissecting himself and examining his own contents. His approach is almost clinical in how brutal his introspective search is. He doesn’t hate what he discovers, but he is less than impressed. Peter Escott manages to convey the muddled thoughts of the self a lot more eloquently than anyone else has ever come close to.