ATTIC SALT: Self-titled: CD

“Attic Salt is one of those bands that comes out of nowhere and blows you away,” so says the accompanying press release and, as usual, my eyes involuntarily rolled at this often used, hyperbolic, claim. This caused me to approach the album with caution, but it was apparent within a couple of songs that, for once, such a statement was spot on. The vocals of Alyssa Currie and Andy Harmon are a joy to listen to, the former reminding me of a combination of Lauren Denitzio and Sheena Ozzella—The Worriers and Lemuria respectively—whilst the melodic approach of the songs is flawless. The icing on the cake is provided by those parts of songs that are always anticipated on each listen, be it a particular chord progression or a one-off drum fill. There are numerous such instances throughout this album and I am definitely blown away by the whole package. –Rich Cocksedge (Dodgeball, dodgeballrecords.com, chris.envy@dodgeballrecords.com)

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