"Change Of Heart", the title track on the EP has no intro to speak of. Lead singer Fergus Linacre starts proceedings by singing: "Oh I tried using reason but you kicked me right below the knees, baby," before the rest of the band join him. It's a solid opening track and sets the mood for the rest of the EP.
"Medusa" is the standout out of the five tracks to choose from. It could be because it brings back memories of their killer performance at Splendour in the Grass this year, or it could be because this song is all balls-out, head-banging rock from start to finish. Linacre's vocals soar over a driving guitar riff and end the song with a long scream.
"Yeah Go Die" - the original version - brings on more head-banging and foot-tapping, this band know how to write riffs to get people moving. Alex Laska's guitar solo is the best part of this song, its Zeppelin-eque pace and length is something he should be proud of.
They show some diversity with "Sun", another song driven by its guitar riffs. The drums and bass are more prominent in this than the other songs and Linacre's vocals are smoother. It's great to have a bit of contrast but still have a rocking guitar solo to go crazy to.
The EP finishes with an acoustic version of "Yeah Go Die", which surprisingly works really well. They add an intro that makes it sound Spanish and the marracas are a very welcome addition. In this stripped back version, the lyrics are more audible and Linacre's voice is a lot clearer. Acoustic versions can sometimes sound like a let down compared to the original but they manage to make this version completely different and a lot more interesting.
The only bad thing about this EP is just that - it's an EP and doesn't go for long enough. The diversity and talent shown here is just the beginning for Kingswood and I'm very keen to hear an album from them soon.
Review Score: 9.0 out of 10