PARDON US: Seemless: LP

Sep 29, 2020

It’s unusual to have a band release albums in consecutive years, so given that Wait was my favorite album of 2019 it was a big surprise when news of the follow-up dropped into my email inbox. Needless to say, I waited no time to order it and—no surprise—it’s every bit as good as its predecessor. There are hints of Snuff at times and also the occasional Dickie Hammond-like guitar riff thrown into a set of songs displaying a broadened—at both ends—spectrum of song speed. I need to highlight a job well done with the cover of Helen Chambers’s excellent “Little Demons” where a delightful track is given a big sonic injection. This is one of the few bands that gives me a feeling akin to what I get when listening to Stiff Little Fingers with its punchy, melodic sound and biting lyrical content. –Rich Cocksedge (Everything Sucks Music, [email protected], everythingsucksmusic.com)

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