Two years after their debut EP, Pandr Eyez are back with a second, much improved follow-up. For those who have already been introduced, you will understand the difficulty in categorising such an act. They're poppy but not too poppy, experimental yet not exactly abstract, and whilst they do remind you of a couple of similar girl/boy duos, they sound nothing like them at the same time.

With Present, everything is that little bit more refined, and on the whole, the singer-producer duo just sound like they had so much more fun. The EP opens with a damning spoken word sample, then erupts into a pulsing electronic descent. By no means is this a descent of quality, it's just that everything seems to dive down towards a darker, grubbier beat bubbling beneath the surface. The clean cut vocal stomps its authority onto the bass, and suddenly the track feels wholly accessible. It's a strange, fragile balance between the two worlds, yet one which Pandr Eyez seem to have trodden with much expertise.

As the woozy synth line opens the second (and best) track of the release, you could be forgiven for thinking this is a completely different record. All of the energetic button-pushing sounds have been scaled right down to a more minimalist groove, this being the pair at their very most blissed-out. I don't immediately clock on to what is happening, yet as the verse gets to its halfway mark, I realise this is unmistakably Mariah. 'Heartbreaker' is an absolutely brilliant cover, appearing at once seductive and sultry, whilst truly conveying the sadness within those truly classic lines.

It is here where Gipsons vocal takes centre stage over Lloyds production, and it really shines on. Granted, super pitched samples of Carey's wailing help achieve the multi layered feel, but the foundations are already set in brilliant fashion. Up until this point, I was happy to let the Alunageorge comparison fly - I couldn't hear it to be honest. As soon as 'Emotional' began though, the high pad synths held a distinctively Rustie/Aluna collaboration feel, and the rapid fire double time drum hits didn't help matters too much. Worse still, the track just seemed to go on forever, albeit lasting just 4 minutes.

'Brr' sees Pandr Eyez embrace their most old school hip-hop/trap extremes. It works well, speedy siren calls sitting alongside alarm tonalities whilst Gipson leans more to rapping than singing. It's loud and in your face, yet whether it stands out against the likes of the mighty Lizzo is another discussion. I feel that the little stacks of intricate samples make it seem slightly more layered than it is, yet it's far from passive.

With closer 'Cinematic', the pair come closest to replicating the form of their cover. It's the only other slow track on the EP, and whilst this could quite easily be a personal tempo preference, I believe their sound is much more chiselled here. The production has time to build, whilst the voice has time to breathe. It's a slight shame, as the faster tracks they create are much more different than that of their contemporaries, and their hooks are distinctively more catchy. If they can marry the off the wall vibrance of the higher tempos with the shimmering sheen of the low, they could be onto something great.