I got this CD at the start of the week and it's barely left the player - The Research's debut is wonderful from start to finish and virtually every track is single-worthy, or like 'Spltting Hairs', just devestatingly beautiful.
The voices of Russell (keyboards), Georgia (bass guitar) and Sarah (drums) are what makes this album so special; they blend together effortlessly, yet sound so individual when each take lead vocals. Combine such conviction with shatteringly honest lyrics like 'I love you, but I'm scared I'll f*ck it ip' and these tales of joy and disfunction have the ability to utterly entrance.
'C'mon Chameleon' and 'The Hard Times' threaten to bounce right off the surface of the disc, whilst 'We've Got Something' creates sunshine quite effortlessly. Just don't let the bright exterior of The Research fool you - there is an even darker, tragic core to these recordings that creates their real beauty.
The Research are a stunning live band and happily, are just as fun yet affecting on record. I couldn't recommmend it higher!!