TRACK REVIEW: The False Poets – Glissando | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Due to a certain viral pandemic, The False Poets had to record their new single separately, and you can sort of tell. Drums, gritty guitar chords and bass all chug along without ever sounding particularly together, on top of which an entertaining slide guitar performs the titular glissandi with gusto.

Chris Riley’s vocal performance is infused with garage-country twang, constantly emphasising flat sevenths, but the song sounds disjointed, messy and demo-like. I’m not talking about the production quality, which is never a guarantor of quality anyway – the songwriting itself lacks confidence, circling around the same meat and potatoes chords without ever obtaining much conviction. Harsh, I know…it doesn’t take itself too seriously, at least, and the slide guitar bits sound pretty cool.

Released: 05.02.21

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