"'A New World' takes classic indie-acoustic styles of old and blends them with a hefty dose of Britpop flair."
Reigniting the candle of '80s jangle-pop is New Zealand-born songwriter Damien Binder. Binder's A New World takes classic indie-acoustic styles of old and blends them with a hefty dose of Britpop flair. The album parallels such bands as The Go-Betweens and The Church, but also branches out with stylistic nods to the likes of Jarvis Cocker and Ron Sexsmith.
A New World features a thematic recurrence to rekindling lost relationships, but the lack of subtlety in its execution makes for tedious lyricism. However, the album progresses beautifully to final track, Way Gone - a sensational closer.