By Kieran Webber
The Southampton band have been prominent figures of the psych/shoegaze scene since 2013, which saw the release of their debut album ‘The Ticket That Exploded’. It’s an album that elevated the bands presence across the country. This was followed by 2014’s ‘Time Is Only Your Memory’ which continued the bands neo-psych dominance.
Two years on and we see the release of ‘Everything Is a Lie’ via Fuzz Club Records and, although we greet it with open arms, the album is somewhat lethargic.
Opening with the album title track you are thrown down the rabbit hole, sounds coming in from every direction whilst nonchalant vocals flutter carelessly. From the first strike of the ethereal chords you gripped by the lapels and dragged into the underbelly of Dead Rabbits. This psych onslaught continues through to ‘Honestly’ a swirling wall of sound that is pulsating in relentless energy.
Unfortunately this energy dissipates not to be found again during the album, ‘Everything Is A Lie’ is a good album there is no doubt of that but it isn’t mind blowing, it isn’t anything new and unfortunately becomes flat and lifeless. The sound becomes so familiar that the album moulds into one song, which is unfortunate as it starts off so promising.