Cork producer Reid has been quiet over the past year or so, but returned with new track ‘Fractures’ last week – and a moody new promo picture (above). Featuring Slow Skies singer Karen Sheridan on vocals, the song is jarring – it wants to own the dancefloor but instead moves around its fringes, getting elbowed out of the way by more obvious hits. Eoghan Reid told Clash: “I really wanted to make something intense when I started this EP. I wanted to make something that people could dance to, but also something that you could listen to while staring out the window on a train journey. I am very influenced by movie soundtracks and how they draw on people’s emotions using just sound.” Karen’s voice certainly lends itself to taking you somewhere while you stare out the train window, but its mournful tone and lyrics like “you’re broken now” are at odds with what Reid is doing underneath. It all creates a bit of a muddle rather than a rave. Reid releases the Fractures EP on August 11 via M:UK.