Released on 28 January 2008 on Domino
The biggest surprise on first listen to the new Sons and Daughters LP is how large it sounds. With ex Suede guitarist Bernard Butler on production duties, gone is the Celtic skiffle sound of 2005ís The Repulsion Box (that is apart from the tracks Chains and The Bell which retain the beat but little else)replaced by a meatier post punk sound driven by punchy bass lines, pounding drums and sharp, urgent guitars.
Main vocalist Adele Bethan has never sounded better and the passion and energy shown throughout allows you to forgive the few songs that lack any real memorable melody.
Whether this is the LP that breaks Sons and Daughters into the mainstream will have to be seen but is definitely a step in the right direction and with both this and the new Lightspeed Champion LP released so early in the new year it is certainly a strong start to 2008 from Domino Records.
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Posted on 22 February 2008 at 19:18
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