UNION ARES, THE: Songs from the North: LP

A new band to me and one which seems to be a collaboration made up of people based in the Netherlands and Scotland. From what I can see, the band is a rotating trio from a group of five people. Or I could be wrong. Anyway, this is pleasant indie rock which I find easy to listen to and reminds me a bit of The Promise Ring and Minus The Bear in places. It’s well constructed and consists of some really interesting shifting rhythms and complex drumming. I do feel as if I’ve jumped back a couple of decades listening to this and that’s not a pejorative statement. I like this. –Rich Cocksedge (Disillusioned, [email protected], disillusionesrecords.co.uk / SNCL, sncl.collective-zine.co.uk / Lilla Himmel, lillahimmel.bandcamp.com)