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Review: 'Black Watch, The'
'The Neverland Of Spoken Things Ep'   

-  Label: 'Atom Records/Bandcamp'
-  Genre: 'Indie' -  Release Date: '8.9.22.'

Our Rating:
The Neverland Of Spoken Things is the new ep that's a taster of The Black Watch's 21st Album Future Strangers that will be coming out next year due to long lead times of the pressing plants. They are currently a trio with main man John Frederick with long time members Scott Campbell and Rob Campanella the ep was engineered by Bernard Yin. If this ep is anything to go by the album will be worth the wait.

This erupts out of the speakers with the title track the Neverland of Spoken Things that has gently evocative vocals in the middle of the buzzy guitars and solid drums, before the rather classical sounding trumpets arrive to take this to a different space as the questions asked in the lyrics start to make you think of how we get back to a better place.

Precious Little is built around a soaring riff that doesn't give up, in the same way Andrew doesn't want to give up on the person this song is being sung too, as their relationship falls apart a guitar solo seems to switch from one effect pedal to another, every once in a while, as the song fades out.

Living Backwards sounds like a classic dream pop, college rock summer single from the late 90's, it's hazy Indie guitar dream pop wall of sound, encasing the vocals in a cocoon, from which to emerge and shine as the guitars twist and turn, as you do, while gently swaying and shaking along with this at it's most blissed out, as eventually the words seep in instead of just listening to the guitars and what they're doing, where they take you. A song I want to hear live to hear the guitars go off.

Find out more https://theblackwatch.bandcamp.com/album/the-neverland-of-spoken-things-ep https://www.facebook.com/theblackwatchmusic

  author: simonovitch

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