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5.0 out of 5 stars Best new band I've heard in while
Heard a track on 6 music, so gave the album a go and glad I did. I can't understand why this band haven't got more exposure, their style of gothic jangle pop may have obvious influences, but they have the tunes to pull it off. If there was any justice, over exposed mediocre indie acts (I'm looking at you Haim) would be struggling and these girls would be selling out...
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2.0 out of 5 stars music lost in echo
There might be a good album here but unfortunately you just can't hear it for the band or the producer has drenched the sound of this album in echo effects so any harmony or personality is lost. I had hopes that this would be a great guitar lead girl band but I have been sorely disappointed.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best new band I've heard in while, 20 Mar. 2014
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Heard a track on 6 music, so gave the album a go and glad I did. I can't understand why this band haven't got more exposure, their style of gothic jangle pop may have obvious influences, but they have the tunes to pull it off. If there was any justice, over exposed mediocre indie acts (I'm looking at you Haim) would be struggling and these girls would be selling out arenas.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Deriding the waves, 9 April 2014
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Peter Hill ""yoghurtknitter"" (Waterville Ireland) - See all my reviews
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An Irish 5 piece who occupy territory similar to Frankie Rose, The Dum Dum Girls, Betty & the Werewolves and The Veronica Falls with additional 60's pop sensibility and some JAMC attitude thrown in for good measure.
As with a lot of this style of music the vocals are muddy & low in the mix (it sounds like it was recorded in an echoey barn) and reverb is everywhere but after a few listens the tunes start to jump out and although a few tracks are a little repetitive at times there are enough good songs to make it a worthwhile purchase.
'Green eyed' has a nice eerie opening of guitars/drums and keyboards with some good harmonies and 'ships' is a drum laden track with a spoken vocal giving it a different feel.'Daylight' is keyboard driven with a catchy chorus and 'Someone new' is a foot tapper with suitable chorus to match.
A good debut and 7 out of 10 from me.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Doing it for the gurls, 22 Jun. 2014
This review is from: Cursing The Sea (Audio CD)
One thing to mention The September Girl's debut album is caked like a trowel in edgy and lo-fi Psychocandy type effects which at times can detract from the clarity of the Lush-like vocals.

Jessie Ward's guitaring is well studied and mannered of The Stranglers, The Smiths and early Edge (U2). Amongst this Eighties baby shower a particular favourite is the track 'Heartbeats' where the guitar uncannily chugs out with all the semblance of a throwaway Johnny Marr line.. and.. much skilfully executed. The lyrics overall are a somewhat standard "yeah yeah yeah" fare, for example the subject matter of 'Green Eyes' is teenage achy-break-heart (and not a Sappho 31).

However, there is very much the sense that September Girls are a band to watch and can possibly be added to an increasing refresh of female musical acts including Warpaint and Savages, that are pushing the boundaries of our Indie representation of girl pop. The Bangles these guys are definitely not.
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2.0 out of 5 stars music lost in echo, 19 Mar. 2014
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There might be a good album here but unfortunately you just can't hear it for the band or the producer has drenched the sound of this album in echo effects so any harmony or personality is lost. I had hopes that this would be a great guitar lead girl band but I have been sorely disappointed.
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