Molly Burman is a wonderfully talented Irish teenager from London with a rich musical heritage stretching back generations, her parents sharing the stage with many famous and infamous members of the rock ‘n’ roll coterie.

Molly herself has been writing and performing from a young age, and her release in 2018 Happy things had already presented his budding promise at the age of 16. However, she unleashed the full extent of her talent earlier this year with the release of the dazzling single. Deceive me with flattery which is both the opening song and the title song of her superlative debut EP.

It’s a delicious serving of indie pop that boldly announced that we had a new rising star on our hands (exciting both NME and BBC6 among a host of other outlets). Burman nostalgically delivers sweet, bitter lyrics about a rather unsatisfying date “Don’t you understand that someone so fragile can actually create ideas harder than your abs, uh?” “, supported by a heavenly soundtrack that exudes a seductive freshness regardless of its retro qualities.

At Everytime Burman bravely chants his own insecurities, asking the question “When will someone love me enough?” I know I’m acting tough. But when will I be more than kind and fun? “, while berating her treatment by a host of fleeting and indifferent love interests. It’s a hymn that pulls the chords of dreamy lo-fi pop.

Burman is not only a talented writer and singer, but she also performs production duties on the EP, confidently creating an eloquent and distinctive sound, superbly supported by her band of fellow music students – Charlie Brown (bass), Will Chapman (guitar) and Mo Siab (drums).

Debt, the closer EP, is an absolutely awesome way to wrap up this collection. Inspired by an experience she had at a dance party with her friends, one guy insisted too much on getting her a drink and about what he thought he was entitled to afterwards. Burman delivers searing retort set to infectious funky tune “Just because you bought me a drink doesn’t mean I owe you anything”. It is a meteoric suppression of misogynistic privilege and a confident declaration of its own self-determination. “I’m not someone’s confidence boost”.

“Fool Me With Flattery” is chock full of candid revelations and catchy indie pop hooks, a wonderful introduction to Molly Burman, a talent we will certainly hear a lot more about in the years to come.