Sunday, 21 June 2009

Review - The Nightjars - The Nightjars

The Nightjars - The Nightjars

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4 out of 10

This debut full-lengther from Manchester's The Nightjars is a case of could-do-better, as all good debuts should be - only without too many early gems. The overall productions isn't punchy enough, the attempts at psychedelia aren't psychedelic enough, there are jumps in vocal volume where there shouldn't be, etc., etc. Still, the band have potential; Valentine echoes Roy Harper in more than just the title, Recognition In A Crowd trips merrily along with Radiohead and Husker Du, but it's left to Logic Has No Part In It to show any real spark. Still, as a first attempt at working with a larger canvas it's not bad and the Wicker Man-like cover art is great!


1. You In A Fine Light
2. Valentine
3. Recognition in a Crowd
4. Defeated
5. Out of Love
6. Logic Has No Part In It
7. We Fall
8. Machines Down
9. Crash This Car
10. In Parallel
11. Now You're Gone
12. Into The Sun

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