ALBUM REVIEW: Francisco The Man – Loose Ends | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Released: 19.01.15

 

Francisco The Man are seven years into their existence as a band, though with line-up changes and hiatuses aplenty, only now do we get to hear their debut long player. Loose Ends is an album that feels very much of another time and another place. More specifically, this album would have killed it in the early 90s; punchy and bouncy songs with a dark and rather mysterious air never lose their appeal though.

Delicate yet confident falsetto vocals slip through the jangly, energetic guitars, punchy bass lines and solid drumming. There are some wonderfully catchy melodies to take in that get stuck in your head, as pop sensibilities crash against an introspective shoegaze sound, producing something rather interesting.

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