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Album Review: Damien Binder - A New World

28 April 2016 | 4:54 pm | Joe Dolan

"'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.