Gallows - Self Titled
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Britain’s most unlikely pop star will release a new 12″ next month for Untold’s Hemlock label. The new single, ‘Order’ / ‘Pan’ is a return to the abstract, compressed dance music that Blake initially made his name on, and will be released on July 11.
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Maybeshewill – I Was Here For A Moment, Then I Was Gone (2011)
release date: May 30th
a short review cause you already know how good this album is.
Maybeshewill is a band from Leicester, UK who, to their credit, make music that is much loftier and more inspirational than the city which spawned it. Since the release of their debut album ‘Not For Want of Trying’ in 2008, they have amassed a cult following through restless international touring, including support slots for some of post-rock’s big hitters (65daysofstatic, This Will Destroy You), remixes for a plethora of artists and near flawless reviews everywhere they go. They’re kind of a big deal. ‘I Was Here For A Moment, Then I Was Gone’ is their third LP, the follow up to 2009’s very satisfying second album ‘Sing the Word Hope in Four-Part Harmony’, which was, as far as second albums go, a prime rib example of how to do it. Not too similar to the debut, but not too different to scare off your fans. But how to follow up that?
Well, Maybeshewill are masters at what they do. ‘I Was Here For A Moment, Then I Was Gone’ is no deja entendu; the mood on this album is overall a pretty triumphant one. There are lots of sweeping epic chord patterns filled with gusto and energy, compared to their last album where most of the energy was coming from an angry place much more in the realm of metal (as heard on tracks like ‘How To Have Sex With A Ghost’ or ‘This Time Last Year’). But as well as the highs, this album has some really great chilled lows, and (dare I say it) a pretty fucking compelling groove in 7/8, on the track ‘Accolades’, which is quite an achievement. Incredible.
The band has included some new interesting sounds on this album, we’ve got the use of biffy-esque orchestral strings (on the final track, ‘To The Skies From A Hillside’), horns and some really intriguing synth sounds that give the album a much more wide reaching appeal, and an almost worldliness and timelessness that isn’t often found in this genre of music (‘Words for Arabella’ and ‘Critical Distance’. This is not just a band with guitar, bass and a drum kit, this is a band that could be soundtracking Lord of the Rings. This band could be soundtracking some Michael Bay special effects apocalypse shit (although I’m glad they aren’t).
My gripes with this album: there aren’t as many mind blowing drum fills as either of their previous releases. And I miss them. Yeah. But that’s it.
This album is easily as strong as their previous work, and if you want to be truly psyched and uplifted by a Maybeshewill album, then this is the one you want to be pulling off the shelf. This album is giving me 8/10 vibes all over, strong third album bro.
Recommended tracks: ‘Red Paper Lanterns’, ‘Accolades’, ‘To The Skies From A Hillside’
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