EP Review Jelly Boy - Everybody Is A Universe

Jelly Boy - Everybody Is A Universe

All the beginnings of something genuinely special.

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Though Jelly Boy – the new project from former Happyness guitarist Benji Compston – isn’t likely to give any fans of his former band a coronary, it does suggest that much of the trio’s prettier side may have come from his pen. Opener ‘Terminal Island’ is a delicate offering cut straight from Elliott Smith’s notebook, while ‘Coffee Without End’ makes for a heart-wrenchingly affective document of a young family (“We made a child in the usual way”), set to the kind of harmonies Brian Wilson would likely endorse. Jelly Boy has all the beginnings of something genuinely special.