AWKWARD I - Everything On Wheels

Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Alternative/Indie | Heft: Jahrgang 2012, eclipsed Nr. 139 / 4-2012 | VÖ-Jahr: 2012 | Wertung: 5/10 | Label: Haldern Pop | Autor: SaS

While the debut album of the Dutchman still had a strong impact towards melancholy-Indiepop à la Bon Iver, awkward i changed the direction of their second album a bit. "We've adjusted a few buttons," as the band itself puts it. And indeed, "Everything On Wheels" keeps what the title promises: fresh indie rock, which can best be enjoyed in a car with the window down. The pleasant thing about it is that in times of dull productions and hide-and-seek arrangements all over the place this band rocks straight and dry to the front. In many moments you feel reminded of Nada Surf or other positive indie acts from the early zero years. Of course, in some moments the melancholy catches up with the Dutch. In some of them there is unfortunately a lot of idling to complain about. Altogether a quick start, but then, after half the distance covered, they somehow run out of breath. Too bad.

Top track: Everything On Wheels

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