ALBUM REVIEW: Teeth of the Sea – Wraiths | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Rocket Recordings

Released: 22.02.19






In the four years since their masterful fourth album Highly Deadly Black Tarantula, Teeth of the Sea have shed a member and receded into the backdrop of Britain’s fertile underground and experimental music scene.

On Wraiths however, the core trio of Sam Barton, Mike Bourne and Jimmy Martin return with what feels like their definitive statement, a record whose wild eclecticism and cinematic ambition still feels entirely cohesive. I’d Rather, Jack and Gladiators Ready are the pounding rave-ready bookends, but between them lie the spectral noir of Hiraeth, the clamorous percussions of VISITOR and the extra-terrestrial dream pop of Fortean Steed. Forget post-rock or any other convenient pigeonhole: Teeth of the Sea are now operating in a genre of one.


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