A horrible hack

Troubled Sleep


Year Released: 2012
Format: 7"
Label: Ripe
Reviewed by Andy Malcolm on Apr 28, 2013
Was stoked to get this one in the post after hearing their other impressive single, and this totally lives up to expectations. We get four more expulsions of moody post-hardcore, songs that wander by in a less than perky fashion but delivering all the precise guitar sounds and moments that I love to hear from a band playing this type of music. For example, “Yelling Wild” has these lovely little twinkly guitars that glisten prettily, very Van Pelt-esque, it also has these fantastic sections where they drop everything way back into the distance before bouncing back vibrantly. This song is a real delight, about as spot on a creation of the kind of music that I get most excited about. You can say that for most of this single to be honest, it delivers in spades with gently swaying guitars and a subtle delivery. Nothing bombastic or over the top here, just massively good indie rock that is emo in the same way that something like Boys Life was emo. I would love to see this band live. Come to the UK and lose thousands of dollars in the process.

Recommended record by Collective Zine!

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