Frontman Jamie Sutherland's tremulous, sometimes rasping pipes at times bear an uncanny resemblance to Waterboys frontman - and fellow Edinburgher - Mike Scott, most evident on the re-recorded version of early single 'If the News Makes You Sad, Don't Watch It'.
In addition, the septet's A Good Reason - Broken Records - Until The Earth Begins To Part folk-rock isn't unlike the blend of Celtic sentimentality and 'Big Music' that The Waterboys dealt in on the This Is Sea and Fisherman's Blues albums in the mid to late Eighties. The former, despite its cumbersome title and pretentiously esoteric lyrical conceits, is a joyous listen, veering from urgent tremolo-mandolin led verses to a melancholic waltz reminiscent of Beirut, whilst A Good Reason - Broken Records - Until The Earth Begins To Part swoonsome strings and accordion of the chorus create one of the most beautiful moments on the album.
Regardless, it's an outright barnstorming romp, and the similarities are mitigated somewhat by a repeated rhythmic shift into rolling toms and sawing violins. Sonically, the band also display their prowess on album opener 'Nearly Home'. Beginning in breathtaking fashion with restless fiddles evoking a feeling akin to a rowing boat rolling in choppy waters, the band then up the ante with stirring brass and marching snare drums reaching a natural feeling While My Guitar Gently Weeps - The Beatles - More Masters of layered strings.
A reprisal of mournful violins feels rather tagged on until it segues seamlessly into the urgent bass intro of 'If the News Makes You Sad However, soon the bombast begins to grate. The title track starts off as a Coldplay-esque piano ballad i.
An attempt to repeat the trick of the album opener by gradually building the song into a somewhat forced crescendo just leaves the listener numb. Unfortunately a rather predictable formula becomes apparent: quiet songs building to a cacophonous climax. Introspection Late Night Partying. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Features Interviews Lists. Streams Videos All Posts. Track Listing. Nearly Home. Broken Records. Until the Earth Begins to Part. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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