Ash’s April ears by ash
April 30, 2009, 2:10 pm
Filed under: music | Tags: ,

last summer I was going to go and see a band called frightened rabbit, for a variety of reasons (primarily laziness and a “lack of liquid funds”) i ended up not going, but marked the band down on my mental ‘keep an eye on’ list.

i finally got around to getting hold of their second album, the midnight organ fight, and have had it on non-stop for the past fortnight. it’s bloody great! (and now makes me regret not seeing them in a tiny room above a pub as they are clearly on their way to bigger things)

i can’t quite place exactly why i’m so enamoured with it, it’s probably a bit more guitary and scottish than anything i usually listen to, immediate, and valid, comparisons could be drawn with biffy clyro and idlewild. Also the lyrical content, concerning the breakup of a relationship, seems, on paper, fairly mundane.

however in reality it is a glorious thing, part anthemic, part fuzzy yet with a number of beautiful elements, part lyrical. give it a whirl.


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