Album Review: Green Buzzard - Amidst The Clutter & Mess

6 November 2019 | 12:02 pm | Katie Livingston

"[Carries]... the promise of healing."

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It’s been two years since Green Buzzard became a solo project, disbanding shortly after the release of their second EP, Space Man Rodeo, and Paddy Harrowsmith hasn’t given up. Armed with his debut record, Amidst The Clutter & Mess, Green Buzzard is back with a whole new feel.

While the album does follow a similar style to Green Buzzard’s previous EP, it is pared back – less rugged synth-rock, more smooth indie.

Drawing inspiration from his own experiences, Harrowsmith tackles break-ups in I Don’t Want To Be Alone, and giving up in Nothing’s Happening Here. Combined with the bare, dreamlike quality of the music, it's almost mournful. But the loneliness is balanced by more upbeat songs, such as Clutter & Mess and Country Life, which carry a hopeful aspect and the promise of healing.