ALBUM REVIEW: The Gromble – Jayus | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Released: 12.02.16





The opening of Jayus would have you convinced that The Gromble were trying to emanate The Beach Boys, as their spritely surf pop infused with bright electronics pours from the early tracks. This doesn’t last though, as the band combine a multitude of sounds to produce an eclectic album, from the cinematic sounds of Desole Pt. I. To the Neo-Classical tones of Et Al, there’s a beautiful delicacy about these tracks.

There is a darker edge to The Gromble too, appearing in the latter part of the album. The previous cinematic tones taking a sinister turn; gone is the brightness, replaced with haunting strings and eerie vocals. Jayus covers a diverse spectrum but ultimately lacks focus and tries to be too eclectic.

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