Songs for Children presents Swervedriver
Press for Swervedriver ‘I wasn’t born to lose you’
'Swervedriver return with a record that wisely plays up to the band’s most formidable strengths. Reunion albums can be a tricky and sometimes disastrous business (just ask the Pixies), but I Wasn’t Born To Lose You manages the rare trick of actually enhancing the band’s legacy rather than tarnishing it.’
'I defy any listener not to swoon quietly at the gorgeous melody of 'English Subtitles', repeated endlessly throughout the song, yet cresting and breaking beautifully each time. This is immediately followed by a few steps back to basics, in the form of the distinctly retro rock & roll 'Red Queen Arms Race', a little like Hendrix via late Jesus And Mary Chain, and then 'Deep Wound', which passes the cascading riff from The Beatles' 'And Your Bird Can Sing' through a brash, grungy filter. Overall, the balance of old and new is almost perfect – a very satisfying quality in a reunion album.'
The Quietus 8/10
Young Singapore upstarts Cosmic Child released their first album this year, describing it as duvet pop with' lotsa reverb and fuzz. Funny guitar noises.’ - what’s not to like!
- The event description was updated. Diff#169076 2016-05-24 10:38:02