TRACK REVIEW: Crimson Bloom – The Madhouse EP | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Visually and stylistically intent on recreating Madchester’s Baggy scene, Crimson Bloom return with another slice of their indie/dance crossover adding to the reputation they built up with 2020’s double album Finer Times In Other Worlds.

Lead single The Madhouse opens their four track EP (do they never stop working!?) which sees the collective take parts of Step On’s shuffling, percussion-led groove and mix it in with some of the more abstract impressionistic moments of the Inspiral Carpets. Creating a solid groove, and laced with firing lead guitars, The Madhouse is another strong, if perhaps not overly original, track which is well written, well produced and well executed. Perhaps next time we need a little less Madchester and a little more Teeschester.


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