|Hair moment, by Katherine Gaines|
A Constant Sea is a sumptuous treat. Full of surprises and brimming with richness and depth. It’s a template of a rock album. It’s powerful and throaty, it stands up, in an age when people are so dissatisfied and quick to revolution, and shouts “this is now!” I’ve already spoken about Heliotropes being the resounding now, chronicling the collapse at the heart of the beast through their music and this album is a great addition to their expanding canon. They’re just back from a full US tour, maybe they’ll come to Europe for a bit of fun? C’mon? We have less guns. A Constant Sea is the first legitimately great album of the year.
|C/O Cumulus Photography|
Written under duress by Steven.
Post Script: Go back to my Savages review for an extended version of this rant, but Heliotropes just so happen to be a band of ladygirls (in a previous incarnation they had a male bass player) and I’ve seen all too many reviews confirming the basically misogynistic nature of music and music criticism which opine “well, she’s good for a girl”. They are also a mixed race band because, hey, it’s 2013 and they’re from New York, not your backwards sister-fucking buck-toothed Deep South swamp hole. Being girls and being of different races doesn’t affect the music kiddies, and if you think it does, or it’s a point so meretricious that it deserves special mention or top billing in your review. Please seal your pathetically empty head in a vat of boiling ether until you see the face of God. Thank you.
Post Post Script: I am in the process of looking for a job, so if yooz have a job going in any kinda writing/critiquing/coffee making/being a prick kinda job, drop me an email at the usual address (firstname.lastname@example.org if you have to ask). Adam is in exam glut, so that’s why there hasn’t been an update in two weeks. You want an update, get in touch and write your own. Prick.
Post Post Post Script: Is it just me or does 2013 suck?