A Call and Response

After a patient wait equivalent to that of the second coming, the Longcut are finally dropping their debut album on 12th June, pretty much an exact 2 years since I first saw them. Taking a Post Rock formula and fusing it with something more kicking, the album proves to be something of a "Best of" collecting their best songs to date.

Previous singles Transition and a Quiet Life feature in a re-recorded form, while next single Tried and Tested Method takes the sound of Mancunia past and throws it into the future. Holy Funk is a track I've not heard befoore, and proves to be a great moment, with it's guitar groove building gently over a jagged beat. Like many other tracks on the album, it is also largely instrumental, lending a further nod to post rock influences.

OK, for ardent fans of the band there's not much new stuff on show, however as a collected piece the album is a grower packing an added intensity with each listen. I'm hooked.

MP3 The Longcut - Gravity in Crisis

PS - I grabbed the image from AndrewKendall.com. Go and check his stuff out.

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