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After their 2019 debut, the Durham-based indie collective False Poets have been gaining traction and drawing attention due to their nostalgic rock sound. Their self-titled debut was a fun romp through the past, playfully reciting the troupes of 60s rock ‘n’ roll. With charmingly approachable harmonies, jangling guitars and bouncing drums, the debut was torn straight from the textbook of the times.

The band’s following project, Strange Season, certainly sees False Poets evolve their sound. Although the record may still feel imitative at points, there’s clearly an intention to break away from exhausted clichés. As the album unfolds, the band begins to expand their pallet; Moonstruck immediately differentiates from everything prior, and the release is better for it – the eerie bass lines are embellished with splashes of guitar and a weary vocal and the track offers an engaging and alluring sound that plays directly to the band’s strengths, allowing them to feel far more comfortable. From this point onward, the album seems fuelled with an impressive desire to grow and forge their own identity.

The release is an undeniably interesting one, that’s hiding some genuinely exciting potential.

False Poets release Strange Season on 2nd July

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