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on 6 March 2003
After having decided to sever contacts with Virgin following the release of 'Don't Bring Me Down', Goldrush have gone back to their roots in more ways than one. Not only does this EP appear on their own Truck Records but the sound is more focussed and organic, less fussy and gratuitously ornamental than the aforementioned LP. As good as 'Don't Bring Me Down' was (and is) in terms of the quality of the material, there was too much synthesisier where it wasn't needed and a polish that obscured rather than enhanced the songs. That has more than been put right here. The re-recording of the beautiful 'Let You Down' is a perfect illustration of this, the yearning slide guitar and much improved sound of drums and bass (courtesy of Dave Fridmann) give this superb song the setting it deserves; the result is simply staggering. The influence of electronica is more subtly incorporated into the group sound; 'Out Of Reach' is a prime example. The production throughout is more than matched by the quality of the new songs; 'I Know' is yet another utterly wonerful, aching ballad beautifully sung and played by a group who just get better and better. If ever there was a group that gave reason for hope for the future of British music, it has to be Goldrush. They may neither have nor aspire to the studied esoterism of The Coral or the widespread stadium appeal of Coldplay but they remain a beacon of craftsmanship and heartfelt emotive songwriting and performing. This is another step forward for them; how much better can they get? Let's hope it's not too long before they let us find out. No wonder Wayne Coyne is so taken with them. Highly recommended.
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on 27 February 2003
This new EP sees Goldrush return with a beefier more robust sound while still retaining the etheral qualities of their debut album.Ep closer 'Counting Song' is immense and the best thing the band have written thus far.Amazing.
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