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Released: 24.7.15

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A band thirty years into their career have no right to sound so alive, so bristling with ideas, but that’s the magic of Works For Tomorrow. Their sound is still rooted in the alt. rock scene of their heyday but from detuned, choppy opener Vanishing Point (giving Parquet Courts a run for their money), the band – now expanded to a five-piece – find new ways to make guitars sound exciting. It’s not all good – the Grace Slick glam stomp cover of Snowblind doesn’t quite fit, for example – but songs like the genuinely thrilling Cheap Gasoline and the excellent title track are good enough that while Works For Tomorrow may not win legions of new fans, it’ll definitely satisfy those in the know.

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