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  • Audio CD (6 Jun. 2005)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Domino Records
  • ASIN: B0008F111E
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
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Sons And Daughters - Repulsion Box - Cd

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Already feted on the indie scene, and held in as high regard on Glasgow’s ‘indie I-Spy’ game as spotting members of Belle & Sebastian and Franz Ferdinand, Sons & Daughters are finally slipping in to the mainstream, courtesy of this, their debut long-player The Repulsion Box.

Taking a little of Franz’s new-wave sound, but adding their own twist, the angular, energetic guitars and martial beats are given a Gothic, twilit make-over, never exploding like you wish they would, rather remaining taut and aggressive bundles of frustrated energy and inexplicably folky guitars. Over the top of these is the stunningly enticing vocals of Adele Bethel, simply the indefinable ingredient that pushes the band into another stratosphere. Her voice - part coquettish vixen, part petulant teenager, rich with its Scottish lilt - is the band’s most striking artefact; instantly blending with its backing, but equally standing out. The interplay with backing singer Scott Paterson simply adds another dimension, equally welcome.

The songs themselves range from the Smiths-y "Taste The Last Girl" to "Medicine" to the insanely catchy single "Dance Me In", all of which has enough angst and sing-along choruses in equal measures to appeal to both the average indie fan and their emo-loving sibling. --Thom Allott

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By EA Solinas HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on 24 Nov. 2005
Format: Audio CD
Sons and Daughters have performed with some pretty big names in indie rock, with Decemberists, the Fiery Furnaces and fellow Scots Franz Ferdinand. But aside from sharing stages, these bands don't really have anything much in common.

In fact, Sons and Daughters don't really sound like, well, any other rock band that's around at the moment. Instead they try something unique: combining the rhythms of punk and folk, resulting in the a gloriously dark debut album, "Repulsion Box."

It opens with a trashy drum solo, which is quickly joined by some sputtering bass and razor-sharp electric guitar. "Then I cannot feel my body and I'm floating then I'm drowned/And nothing I have taken keeps it down /It's a riiiide," Adele Bethel rapid-fires, sounding like an ingenue who's gotten mean after downing a few whiskeys.

And once the final explosive chords of "Medicine" have faded away, the album doesn't slow down. Okay, it slows down for exactly one song, a slow-burning rocker, before exploding into slow-burning rock, dancerock that puts trendier competitors to shame, and swirling punk set to earthy traditional rhythms. Result: both ominous and entertaining.

Okay, it's a pretty short album, clocking in at only about half an hour. I do wish they had tacked on a few more songs -- but then again, better a short good album than a lesser, longer one. And whatever it lacks in length, "Repulsion Box" makes up for in punch and energy. There's a purity to their music; no jumping onto trends or bandwagons, no filler songs.

Anyone who has heard Celtic folk will recognize the jiggy rhythms that make you want to dance, with handclaps, whistling and references to banshees.
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For some reason the first band I thought of when listening to The Repulsion Box for the first time was the Violent Femmes. It's not a natural comparison I'll admit. Gothic hill billy wired Americana, and contemporary Scottish angular new wave darlings. But both bands share a spiky energy, a quivering tension implicit in every chord, as if they are merely second's way from exploding in ferocious rage. Murderous intent seems imbedded in between every note.
One big difference is the vocalists. Sons And Daughters have in Adele Bethel, a versatile vocalist who can slow things down coquettishly or festinate with bestial verve. Musically the Glasgow band are no where near as dynamic relying on rangy thickets of guitar, but they have a better instinctive understanding of rhythm and use backing vocals to add intensity and vigour to the melodies. Anyway enough with the Femmes comparisons this band deserve to be judged on their own terms.
Highlights include the feisty galloping opener "Medicine", the off kilter perambulating "Red Reciever",and the twitchily melodic "Dance Me In " but every song has some delicious delight to offer. From the way the carefully picked chords of "Choked" suddenly explode into a firestorm of tremulous apprehension or the simple head bobbing arrangement of "Taste The Last Girl" to the sardonically gleeful acid spite of the anthemic "Monsters" this is an album of enjoyable songs with enough added bite and dry malevolence to appeal to any one with a bitter thirst for off kilter rock thrills.
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After their first album, Love the Cup, Sons and Daughters continue to impress with an album that mixes a raw and rich traditional British alternative feel with folk music and the kind of low-down, mean and dirty sort of Country and Western that Johnny Cash used to play. From the bouncy enthusiasm of the first track, Medicine, to the every-beat-has-an-impact ride of the last track, Gone, this album pulls you in and spins you round. It's fun, it's dark, it's reverential to those who have gone before (the aforementioned JC, Nick Cave, et al, and I can't help but think of the great Siouxsie Sioux when I listen to Royally Used) but S&D have not plagiarised so much as taken their influences and made a fresh and innovative sound that is so wonderfully British in its own way, yet accessible to so many. My faves at the moment linger more near the end of the album - Choked, Monsters, Rama Lama, Royally Used - but the beauty of S&D is that each song effects you in a different way and, depending on my mood, I may well change that favourite list in a wee while. If you like old school Goth or New Wave or American Independent, if you enjoy folk or C&W, if you just want a good old bop, give this album a try.
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A good but not great album. I've got a feeling that their live show is much better than this and that they may be the kind of band that finds it hard to translate frrom live to studio.....in saying that there's more than enough to recommend it. Singing in accents that would grace a Proclaimers album they draw on a mix of influences ranging from the Bad Seeds, Lee Hazlewood, Alex Harvey, Goodbye Mr Mackenzie and other such purveyors of the dark art. Coming so soon after Franz Ferdinand and leading the way for new bands such as My Latest Novel and Isa & the Filthy Tongues, Sons & Daughters are a welcome addition to Scotlands music legacy.
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