There's a lot about Californian act Tears Run Rings which is reminiscent of mid-90s British shoegazing outfit Lush. Like them, they have the breathy female vocals and Cocteau Twins-style soundscapes down to a fine art. It's questionable whether that's enough to sustain a musical career though.
The title song for 'A Question And An Answer' is the archetypal slow dreampop song; it has a vague melody which suggests the group are so frail they could get washed away by their own wave of guitar effects. 'Blur The Lines' possesses more strident guitars and vocal personality and signals a definite improvement. The louder, dynamic 'Tomorrow' is better still; certainly helped by a well-defined verse-chorus structure. Then comes 'Sense Of Time' which not only has all the elements of 'Tomorrow' but also some insouciant male vocals to imbue the song with a sense of danger. The EP ends with 'Empty Bottles' a menacing mood piece that probably goes on for a bit too long. Granted, critics of the shoegazing scene (and there are many of them) won't be seduced by this music but followers will enjoy the variety of song structures and the all important sense of etherealism.