ALBUM REVIEW: Bored At My Grandmas House – Show & Tell | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Released: 14.06.24

 

 

 

 

 

Fans of Amber Strawbridge’s Bored at My Grandmas House densely packed melodic songs have waited a while for her debut album. It arrives firmly sitting at the intersection of shoegaze and dream pop, the crush of her guitar sounds and rich vocal layers provide wide exploratory vistas.

With lyrical themes of communication, or lack thereof, and the resulting isolation, it’s also a dense listen. Standouts include the far too-short opener Intro, an atmospheric tune with glistening, fragile riffs followed by the equally chilly sounds of Inhibitions. Show & Tell’s bouncy orchestration and the gentle closer Hide And Seek also vary the pacing. Other songs can tread on each other’s toes with similar sounds, but it’s a strong debut full of evocative indie pop melodies exploring life’s anxieties.

 

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