ALBUM REVIEW: Fruit Bats – The Pet Parade | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Released: 05.03.21







This album charts yet another wonderful chapter of Eric D. Johnson’s career. However, it finds him more melancholic than you may have previously expected, it’s an album for a quiet Sunday afternoon. Relaxing and beautiful yet still possessing an exceptional richness, from its title track and subsequently the opening track, The Pet Parade, has a wonderful depth. This carries through the record as Johnson and his band fluctuate between the upbeat Holy Roses, to the delicacy of Gullwing Doors.

It’s a record which holds your attention with its beauty and effortlessness, which in turn possesses such incredible power. All of which is perfectly compounded by the closing track Complete, the simplicity and the intensity colliding to form the perfect ending.


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