ALBUM REVIEW: Brooke Bentham – Everyday Nothing | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Released: 28.02.20

 

 

 

 

 

London-based local girl Brooke Bentham’s debut is a journey through all that’s good in Americana from opener With Love, bathed in atmospherics and recalling Mazzy Star’s lush melodies to the widescreen Perform For You with its dazzling lead guitar and crushing put-down, “You only need me to make yourself feel good.”

The album deals with the mundanity but highlight Blue Light is more day-glo, Brooke’s drawl reminiscent of Stevie Nicks and Dreams. Influences are wide in scope, the vulnerable lament All My Friends Are Drunk being a mid-90’s Pavement-esque indie rock shoulder shaker. Highlight Telling Lies’ raw vocal finally manages to shake the big production, giving it a unique freshness, but overall this is a record that both delivers and promises more.

 

 

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