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Something tells me that Hannah Karydas--alias Eves the Behavior--wouldn't take kindly to being branded an "ingénue". Granted, the 20-year-old Brisbane-based singer is something of a phenom, but young people have been crowding the pop charts for decades. What truly sets Karydas apart from her contemporaries is the combined strength of her lyrics and cohesive aesthetic vision: she's got some of Lana Del Rey's brooding tendencies compounded by an added layer of eloquence.

Eves the Behavior's Electrical EP is a brief, four-song tour through Karydas' darkest daydreams, a contentious tug-of-war between light and shade cloaked in beats and hazy synthesisers. Opening track 'TV' is a taste of dystopian dreampop that has Karydas meditating on the voyeurism of television viewing. "I saw my feelings on TV last night/like a mirror in my mind simplified," she sings, half lamenting and half prophesying. Later in the record, 'TV' receives the Warpaint remix treatment, with the LA foursome capitalising on the song's sonic drama to create a shadowy, dancefloor-ready rendition.

Electrical boasts a unique blend of technologically derived textures, from liberally applied swatches of synths to percussive embellishments. It will come as no surprise, then, that Karydas has synaesthesia--a neurological condition in which the stimulation of one of the five senses also stimulates another (sufferers describe "hearing colours", for instance). The phenomenon allows her to figuratively "paint" her music, and there is little doubt that she favours the darker shades on the spectrum. The EP's title track is a seductive, and somewhat cynical, look at the human form. "I'm nothing more than skin and bones," she says, "with wires that make me tremble."

'Digging' marks a brief detour into a brighter dimension--mostly courtesy of Karydas' breathy falsetto and the infectious hook "never wanted a map/but tonight I'm digging." In her more upbeat moments, it'd be easy to conflate Eves the Behavior with modern alt-pop mainstays (think Lorde or Florence Welch), but she is of a fundamentally different ilk. Warpaint's 'TV' remix might be an early indicator of successes to come in the realm of EDM, though Karydas' versatile voice is easily transferable across genres. At this stage, her trajectory is nigh impossible to predict, and only one thing is certain: Eves the Behavior is worth keeping an eye on.

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