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A great debut album from Britains most underated band!,
By A Customer
This review is from: New Wave (Audio CD)
New Wave is the debut album from Luke Haines superb band The Autuers. The opening track Showgirl is an atmospheric masterpiece, with great arrangements and intelligent lyrics. The album continues to impress with songs including: American Guitars, Valet parking and the brilliant single Junk Shop Clothes. There are heavy influences of early Marc Bolan, with Haine's voice a mixture of the T.Rex lead singer and Roxy Musics Bryan Ferry. His unique approach to song-writing, gives this album a very original touch that will keep you listening time after time.
New Wave was also nominated for a Mecury Prize award in that year, but due to its chilling material was disregarded among the masses. If you are into dark, atmospheric, but easy listening music, this album will be like a breath of fresh air and belongs in your record collection.