Wednesday, March 9, 2011

EP2 Review from The Boy Kicked Out At The World

UK Blog The Boy Kicked Out At The World reviews EP2...

       Two EP’s into a promising career and Your Cannons are exploring a dark terrain combining distortion and vivid soundscapes in equal measure. While EP2 may not immediately catch the listener’s attention in the same way as High Noon from the Dust Bowl EP  the band have certainly made giant steps forward in style and song construction.
     While comparisons to shoegaze are obvious in the deep set vocals, distortion and reverb, it is perhaps the spirit of Neil Young that most shines through, especially on EP opener and stand out track 18. It draws the listener into a world that feels both expansive and claustrophobic; it’s dark, brooding and fragile.
Filthy Lustre continues this path; it still has many of the strengths of 18 but sounds a little more forced. It has the feel of the band exploring their sound rather than pushing forward; which makes Siberia even more of a gem. The gentle intro with soft drum rolls before Andrew Chamings delivers his most confidant vocals on the EP; then we have things broken down midway through to allow the strength of Your Cannons soundscape style to sweep through the song. The EP closes with Sparks, a more traditionally sculpted song but one that suggests that Your Cannons have plenty more for the future.

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