Review : EARLIES - Enemy Chorus
PopmattersThere’s a point on the Earlies’ sophomore album, The Enemy Chorus, when it stops being an album and transforms into an experience. The point itself isn’t exact, but the effect is. Fans of the ‘60s garage-tinted rock stylings of the Earlies’ first album will be jarred when they hear an album that couldn’t sound more modern if it tried....full text
MusicOMH.comThe Earlies' debut album from 2004 straddled the netherworlds of indie, dance, pop and psychedelia, and achieved the trick so effortlessly, moving from celestial psychedelic pop to chilled electronica with a swoonsome way with melodies that defied categorisation, it seemed beamed in from another galaxy. Bringing with it critical plaudits and a lot of blissed-out smiles to music fans across the genre divide, the question hanging over this follow up is: Can repeat the trick without crossing over old territory or disappearing up their own cosmic black holes?...full text
Crud MagazineTheir debut was a thing of crystal-clean beauty, a gentle embryonic exploration of sound and its seemingly organic evolution, entwined with man made materials. Folktronica leaving the garden like a breakaway vine. It was almost onomatopoeic too, with regards to its existence; they were dismembered, split between Texas and Manchester, UK. They sounded just like you’d imagine the long-distance exchange of idea strands could sound like – a high-altitude, weightless meeting of minds somewhere over the Atlantic....full text
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