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Glass Caves 

Summer Lover EP

added: 8 Dec 2013 // release date: 2 Dec 2013 // label: Tri-Tone/PIASUK
reviewer: Paul Chapinal

Glass Caves - Summer Lover EP - Printable version
A popular live draw in the North, Glass Caves have also featured on the BBC, plus Reading and Leeds festivals.

Opener Summer Love is an ambulating ditty all sunny guitars, vocals and harmonies that are quite catchy but oddly irritating too. Throw Down the Pistolís subject matter Ė family alcoholism - inspires a loping, skeletal song that is not quite as grim as the title would suggest. We are back in summery climes with the rather bouncy This Road. The best is saved until last with Safety Man when the band take a noticeably darker and heavier tone, although they canít resist chucking in some patented widdly indie guitar, that takes some of the edge of it.

This is some ways a throwback to the days of Indie, though the vocals do give it a ruggedness that music rarely had. If they can resist the lure of indie and track towards the direction they partly went with Safety Man, something a bit more interesting may emerge.

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