Self-production and having no fixed studio can work wonders for electronic acts- just listen to Youth Lagoons' Year of Hibernation from last year. Saturday Night Gym Club (SNGC) have seemed to follow this same formula when creating their radio-friendly electro-pop EP How To Build A Life Raft. It's not as rough around the edges as Youth Lagoons' debut; it's more clean cut, hence the radio-friendly label. It's like electro-pop dressed in a shirt and tie, not an over sized hoodie and a second hand baseball cap.

It's an impressively crafted EP from the half English, half Irish quartet considering the tunes were created via sending stems through email to each other. This garnered results of catchy pop melodies, glitchy beats and overall, a contemporary sound that Radio 1 gobbled up, as they “introduced” the band as an act to keep your eyes on. The chemistry must be strong within the group as well, as the songs are so tightly threaded and musically weaved by every member of the group. It shows they each bring something to the table.

Opening track 'I Know' lends the soothing voice of Ellie Walker as her chopped up vocals are scattered over an ambient, electronic field that SNGC fill up with ghostly synth sounds and down tempo bit-pop. There's a sombre and eerie atmosphere that the band create using various instruments, which is not too dissimilar to the way SBTRKT constructs the musical mood for some of his previous work. That ambience smothers the track, giving the song its lonely undertone.

The rest of the EP has a more upbeat feel to it: 'Green Light' is your standard electro-pop tune, 'The Ballroom Scene' brings that Atmospheric feel back, but in a style that Washed Out masters so well, and title track 'How To Build A Life Raft' is a pre summer dance floor filler which has the ability to move the stiffest of bodies. Its a colourful synth-fest which embodies the best bits of electronic music, showing there are influences from the shoe-gazing of Ladytron to the techno bleeps of Hot Chip all in SNGC's work.

The chilled out, derelict vibes of 'Lituya Bay' end the release in an experimental fashion, showcasing another side to the band as they add some gorgeous piano and strings to their production. It's a fantastically made outro which you expect to be completely orchestral, but the jagged beats and glitches are stabbed in the second half of the song making sure you knows it's got that SNGC sound to it.

This is an introduction to an electronic D.I.Y band who aren't going to make headlines in magazines or show off at any award ceremonies, but instead have the promise to quietly make their way up to the top ranks of a talented crowd of electro wonder-kinds bursting out from the UK at the moment. It seems British electro-pop may have a promising new outfit for the future.