ALBUM REVIEW: Vivian Girls – Memory | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Released: 20.09.19

 

 

 

 

 

The very welcome return of the Vivian Girls sees them on particularly ferocious form, from the opening track they set an excellent precedent. Most Of All is shrouded by a wall of thick reverb, the driving guitars peeking through. Memory continues to grow from there, the chanted lyrics often fuelled by anger and sadness, both Lonely Girl and Your Kind Of Life compound this.

However, Sludge and Something to do are the highlights of this excellent record, both packed with heavy seething riffs underpinning the harmonies. It’s an angst-filled, reverb-drenched comeback from a band who many have attempted to replicate in their absence. Memory is a record that shows the Vivian Girls at their absolute best.

 

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