Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Alternative/Indie | Heft: Jahrgang 2012, eclipsed Nr. 139 / 4-2012 | VÖ-Jahr: 2012 | Wertung: 7/10 | Label: Pias | Autor: JV

The weight of the difficult second album - after a successful debut and unexpected popularity thanks to their contribution to "The Twilight Saga: New Moon"-soundtrack, the young band from Southhampton pulled it down for the first time. A change of location during the writing process back to the studio where her first record was made ensured that the creative flow flow flowed again. You don't hear these difficulties on the album. The interesting collection of songs begins with musically light food, but then the pieces become darker, more atmospheric and more complex like a pull. The slow ones like "Wanderluster" or the top track are the highlights of the album. They have psychedelic traits and give a lot of good hints for the future songwriting of Russell Marsden (guitar, vocals), Emma Richardson (bass/vocals) and Matt Hayward (drums). The rockier tracks like "Navigate" have clear retro features and with glam-rock borrowings bring momentum to the rather quiet work.

Top track: You're Not Pretty But You've Got It Goin' On

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