ALBUM REVIEW: Hey Colossus – Dances/Curses | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Released: 03.11.20

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dances/Curses feels like the culmination of the explorations begun around Cuckoo: a double-album of absolutely thrilling music, full of the lurch-worthy bangers that we love but continuing the opening out of their sound heard on Four Bibles. There’s vocal harmonies and gorgeous guitar refrains and post-hardcore churn and chiming post-punk and even some catchy psych.

The absolutely IMMENSE A Trembling Rose is the motherlode of course, sixteen minutes of surging waves of genuinely beautiful guitar noise, perhaps their greatest moment yet and already a live highlight. There’s even a fine Mark Lanegan guest vocal on The Mirror, which will hopefully show people what some of us knew all along – that Hey Colossus are the most essential guitar band in the country.

 

 

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