"The unpredictability of the 13 tracks is a delight."
One of the more interesting debuts for this year comes courtesy of the UK’s Sorry, whose unconventional recording approach has resulted in an album that’s a cross-section of distinctly '90s influences, featuring everything from The xx and Mazzy Star to Tom Waits and The Bloodhound Gang.
Opener Right Round The Clock lyrically imitates parts of Tears For Fears’ Mad World although melodically the band make it their own, while Starstruck’s instantly catchy hook contrasts with a downtempo chorus. Heather's country tempo twang adds further to the difficulty sub-labelling their indie sound.
Although there isn’t a discernible unifying theme, it’s a surprisingly mature and balanced album for a relatively young band, if somewhat obscure. Songwriting and vocal duties are shared between (mostly) lead Asha Lorenz and (mostly) backer Louis O’Bryen - they have been making music together since their early teens and this ongoing partnership lends itself to an unconventional but successful formula.
Another example of Domino’s knack for identifying talent, the unpredictability of the 13 tracks is a delight and the band is definitely one to watch.