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Review: 'Silent Attic'
'Hide Away'   

-  Genre: 'Indie' -  Release Date: '3rd July 2020'

Our Rating:
Up-and-coming German act Silent Attic, like most other bands in the early stages of their establishment, have had to reassess their approach to building an audience with the world effectively shut down on account of the pandemic.

The press release informs us that ‘instead of giving themselves an inevitable break, they got creative and worked against the upcoming obstacles to produce their new EP "Escape" (October 2nd); the first flavour of which is the single “Hide Away”.

Seeing it described as ‘a modern sound-symbiosis between Giant Rooks & Catfish and the Bottlemen’ didn’t exactly give me the buzz their PR was likely aiming for: more of a shoulder-slumping, slow-exhaling expression of ennui and indifference.

The ragged, husky vocals contrast with the crisp, cutty guitar sound, and I’m reminded of War Waves, a band who drew on the quintessential indie sound of The Smiths and bolstered with with something altogether meatier, angstier, but sadly called time before realising their potential.

‘Hide Away’ has enough guts to elevate it a long way above winsome, and suggests some real potential: here’s hoping we get to hear them deliver on it.
  author: Christopher Nosnibor

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