The BethsIf classic guitar-driven Power-Pop is your thing then “Whatever” from The Beths will be a treat for your ears.

The Beths are from Auckland, and singer songwriter Elizabeth Stokes is a masterful writer of not just ultra-melodic power-pop like “Whatever” here but also darker variations like the equally excellent “Idea/Intent”.

The whole 5 song EP is finely crafted restless melodic guitar-pop. Fans of the songwriting of Emma Kupa (formerly of UK band Standard Fare, now fronting Mammoth Penguins) will find plenty here to explore and enjoy.