Sunniva

The cover for Sunniva’s latest album.

The highlight of the band’s brand new EP, “Forest Fire,” is a groove-tastic ditty that instantly sets the tone for a set of songs that undeniably moves the band forward from its previous work.

Singer Danniel Knight has never sounded better, jumping from a matured falsetto that eventually takes hold as the music opens up right to his subdued enunciation that doesn’t not remind you of how much fun the post-pop-grunge boom was some years back.

Making things even better is the spotless production, a theme throughout “Forest Fire” that showcases the band in an irresistible light. Throw in some infectious guitar riffs and some muted textures and you have what feels like the rebirth of a band that already deserved your attention. With songs like “Breakfast Magic,” however, they should now be impossible to ignore.

Follow Colin McGuire on Twitter: @colinpadraic.

Follow Colin McGuire on Twitter: @colinpadraic

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