Good concise review. Yeah, I'm definitely digging the new EP. It still has yet to grow on me like Perceptions has, though. It does sound more poppy and dark and also more theatrical, whereas Perceptions seemed to be more spacey and atmospheric. Though, I'm more partial towards the previous version of Clocks, with its more distortion-heavy quality.
Yeah, there's always going to be the Paramore comparisons. Although Sierra's voice is very good, I don't think she even holds a candle to Hayley's powerhouse of a voice. But, I can see Sierra getting there sometime. I also really like the dynamics between her vocals and that of Blake's. Hopefully, they'll have a lot more of that in the full-length.