ALBUM REVIEW: Flat Worms – Witness Marks | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Released: 22.09.23






The welcome return of Flat Worms sees them in eclectic form. Witness Marks starts with heavy driving tracks, Sigalert and Time Warp In Exile, which at times feel pretty laboured. A trio of tracks in the middle of the record – Orion’s Belt, Gotta Know and Sick Of My Face – inject some life and shine through after a slow start.

This energy is short-lived though, the latter part of Witness Marks returns to its lacklustre feeling, the thudding basslines failing to enthuse. The title track conjures a glimmer of excitement, but it’s a little too late, and this return ultimately fails to ignite the brilliance of Flat Worms’ previous records, something of a disappointment from such an exceptional band.


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