ALBUM REVIEW: Lande Hekt – House Without A View | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Released: 23.09.22








Sometime Muncie Girl Lande Hekt’s second LP feels more like an album than Going To Hell’s collection of songs, a cohesion that results in an ultimately uplifting, if often melancholic, record. Dreamy opener Half With You joyfully explores Lande’s coming out and there’s a beautiful positivity to Take A Break, even if that break was an enforced one.

Lande’s solo work is less punky than her band, with Backstreet Snow smothered in 80’s American indie, whilst the intro to the gender exploration of Cut My Hair is – perhaps knowingly – lifted from James’ Born Of Frustration. Ballad Always Hurt laments on the sadness that Lande has felt throughout her life, but First Girlfriend offers plenty of hope for an artist truly finding her voice.  


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