ALBUM REVIEW: Mt. Misery – Once Home, No Longer | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Released: 25.06.21







Remember The Thrills? The band from Ireland who made records that sounded like they’d been written by Brian Wilson? If you can’t then you won’t remember how surprised people were when they realised that the lads weren’t all called Al, Dennis or Carl, or that they didn’t own 409’s, or come from Hawthorne, California.

Which leads us to Mt. Misery, because if perfect, blissed out pop songs with glorious harmonies look out of place on a bunch of Dubliner’s, God only knows what people will make of similar sounds coming from a collection from Hartlepool. Don’t worry for a second about where this album was born, or its aspirations, this is a stunning piece of West Coast pop with the warmest melodies you may well hear all year. Perfect.


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