Following on from two previous singles, Damn Vandals are about to release this 4 track EP. Their previous singles have gained critical acclaim from various sources including none other than Tom Robinson on Radio 6.

The 4 tracks on offer here sound like they were penned by Frank Black, there would appear to be a bit of a Pixies influence on the band, no bad thing though. Best of the bunch is the title track Beautiful Mind which has carefully crafted guitar and keyboards intertwined with vocals of Jack Kansas, who again brings to mind Frank Black and also Ian Curtis.

This is a decent EP which should ensure Damn Vandals more plaudits during 2012.

David Wilson