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JULY TALK

July TalkJULY TALK
Self-Titled

EMI

 

Fresh off the block Canadian band, July Talk, may have only just released their self- titled album, but there’s no messing around as they cut straight to the chase in The Garden. Gravelly and raw, co-lead singer Peter Dreimanis kicks off in true indie-rock style. Leah Fay complements the dirtiness of Dreimanis with her fairy floss melodies creating an even balance likened to that of an old couple.

Guns + Ammunition is their most renowned song to date and is packed full of punch and high energy with its ‘ooohhhoo’s’ and seemingly echoing Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, one of their influences. Although their guitar riffs are impressive, there doesn’t appear to be much variation across the tracks and it seems as though they are going hard at it over and over.

All in all it’s an interesting game the lead singers play, but there is just a well needed sense of direction in the album.

 

3 stars

MIA CAMPBELL-FOULKES