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Deriding the waves,
This review is from: Cursing The Sea (Audio CD)
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.