Derbyshire blues-rock two-piece.
It’s better than the first one.
Lumber hits the marks with its glorious intros and gripping, nostalgic riffs...and yet, there are elements of new; the darkness of ‘Desert Dance’ echoes of an old Queens of the Stone Age track, and there are dashes of sludgy fuzz throughout the record telling of newer grunge bands.
Lumber allows the band to push themselves in new, darker directions...they managed to create something different out of the fundamentals of great rock music. Lumber cannot easily be placed into a genre. It is less predictable than something like a straight-up Arctic Monkeys album - and that’s no bad thing. Overall it’s a beautiful, crafted piece of music.
It’s very noisy. Still better than Take That though.
Their music combines moody, melodic riffs with British sounding vocals and a steady dark undertone to create a beautiful and mesmerising result.
The album closes with ‘Three Hundred Miles Away’ which could be the entrance music for a particularly evil wrestler or the theme tune for a documentary about a brothel in Soho.
It sounds better than the Arctic Monkeys.
The Curve LP was full of big instrumentals, catchy choruses and a good range of versatile songs. 4 OUT OF 5 STARS.
Delightful Led Zep and occasionally Deep Purple inspired guitar riffs, coupled with their own unique vocal and musical style.
It sounds Native American to me, like you’re summoning the gods.