Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Alternative/Indie | Heft: Jahrgang 2013, eclipsed Nr. 153 / 9-2013 | VÖ-Jahr: 2013 | Wertung: 6/10 | Label: Rubbermusic | Autor: BSV

The Rolling Stone chose the underground lovers work "Leaves Me Blind" as Australia's best album from 1992, but at the end of the nineties the quintet from Melbourne finished. Only in 2010 there were new signs of life, which now culminated in the recording of the new album "Weekend". The band stays true to themselves, plays a refreshing indie pop, which sometimes comes along loosely flaky ("Can For Now"), can also get more brash and pushy (in too hectic "Au Pair") or splashes casually ("Haunted"). Characteristic for the underground lovers, however, is their daring to incorporate electronic sounds into their indie pop, which is actually driven by rhythm guitars. They do this in many different ways: sometimes with simple drum loops, sometimes with disturbing background noises or epic synth rugs. There are shimmering sequencers as well as spacy bubbling. But everything is well dosed and never in the foreground. But in the end the special song is missing. That's probably not enough for Australia's best album in 2013.

Top Track: The Lie That Sets You Free

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