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"The only downside to such subtle shadow-play is that many of these pieces seem to drift by if you’re not fully plugged in."
White Denim have seemingly found whole new levels of expression by playing comfortably within their limits, proving that, just like my Italian cooking, things are almost always best kept simple.
An arresting peak in the esteemed Fabric catalogue, the only caveat is that if you’re anything like this reviewer you’ll be opening your wallet a second time as you hunt down full-length versions of the numerous highlights.
If any cult metal band’s record deserves a big push this year; it’s this one, as the DEP stand at the peak of their evolution.
"They do tire you out, those drums. Oh, but I don’t know. Personally I don’t feel like I’m hitting drums, it’s more like dancing… or maybe swimming."
It’s something of an emotional bulldozer, a pitiful story of resignation played out under crimson spotlights to send us home, with Liddiard’s Charles Manson eyes still piercing through our minds.
If only Axl had taken the hint. Next time he wants to parade around a shaggy bunch of Californian posers, just tell him take the name Guns N’ Roses off the bill before he hoovers up our money.
A little short on quantity, it was nonetheless a display of sympathetic talents creating something rare and rewarding.
Not recommended for activities such as driving/surgery/bomb disposal, but great for anything else.
Quite frankly, News From Nowhere is bloody difficult to summarise, even after a few spins.