Nov 26, 2018

Punk rock with a heavy ’90s indie/grunge influence. Although musically this is a treat, with well-written songs that do the loud/quiet thing really well, the crowning glory are Nat’s vocals. They are both soulful and abrasive in equal measure, perfect for when Swansong shifts gears. The whole package reminds me of Magnapop, a band I listened to a lot twenty-odd years ago and one I need to get back to soon. One other thing to note is that the final track, “Sunbathe,” would have fitted perfectly in the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer and also not been out of place on the show’s soundtrack album. I say that as a fan of the series rather than in a derogatory sense. –Rich Cocksedge (Autonomonster, autonomonsterrecords.bigcartel.com / Charlie’s Big Ray Gun, [email protected], cbrgrecords.co.uk / Pumpkin, pumpkinrecords.co.uk)