Left Lion – Red Dot album review

Left Lion – Red Dot album review

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Red Dot
EP (Self-released)
Yes. A bang-on, brand new(ish) band to grace Nottingham. And when I say brand new, they are actually a bit Brand New-esque. A British Brand New, without all the guilty-pleasure, slurry emo ranting. This four-track EP is looming, with the feeling of wading through misty, dirty tunnels. Production quality is bob-on – a feat that’s reflected in their precise live performance. These accomplished musicians are doing something that feels classic but far from boring – easily listenable sound vibrations, injected with fresh gutter. Lead vocal rasps remind me of Stereophonics’ Kelly Jones, except our Brad from FS has a rounder voice with much darker and more sophisticated undertones. The standout track for me is Red Dot, White Flag. Dirty, body-slinging bass with guitars and drums crashing into breakdowns, championed with killer atmospheric effects. They call it futuristic, psychedelic, progressive pop. I call it schwang-dangging. Listened to it about twenty times.

 

Bridie Squires

 

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