ALBUM REVIEW: Pink Mountaintops – Peacock Pools | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Released: 06.05.22





On the face of it, Pink Mountaintops’ Peacock Pools promises so much, with Stephen McBean’s assembled band boasting exquisite talent. The issue arises when the promises fail to materialise, though there are flashes of brilliance peppered within the constant gear changes and severe lack of direction. Light Of The City and Nervous Breakdown shine through for their straight up rock and roll sensibility but otherwise the album is somewhat difficult to handle.

There is a lot of synth pop on Peacock Pools, mainly in the form of Muscles and Blazing Eye, but then it dives in a whole new direction with metal track All This Death Is Killing Me. At times it is a tough listen, with moments of true excellence.


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