Graham Reid | | <1 min read
The Melbourne-based outfit open this, their second album, with a pulsating electronic track which is increasingly dense and chant-like, and sounds like U2's guitarman the Edge has also been roped in while struggling with a hangover.
However it is an atypical track from a band that has previously owed more than a little to Radiohead's most out-there efforts. Thereafter they kick in with slightly morose but obviously heartfelt songs (some political, some shot through with unease and angst), gritty rock, and a real sense of musical drama.
They strike me as a young(ish) band making their mark and this may not the easiest album to come your way, but for me its ambition, intensity and diversity pull it through. And here's what others have had to say:
"The perfect soundtrack to a gloomy city at dusk"-- Mess+Noise
"A triumphant release" -- Rave
" ... features driving rhythmic instrumentation tempered with pure pop bliss" -- Rolling Stone (4/5)