Luke James
Luke James

CLUNK Magazines chief album review guy and a lover of cats!

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Label: Self-Released

Right Swipe Generation is the debut album from Plymouth four piece The Likelihood and it was recorded over two weekends at PMC (Plymouth Music Collective), a community project providing affordable rehearsal and recording facilities in Plymouth.

Swaggering in with the cocksure indie rock blend of the title track opener, The Likelihood don’t shy away from the volume knob. A monsterous guitar sound and a drum kit that sounds like it’s being punished lifts this above your run of the mill indie. Second track ‘Nothing To Declare’ takes what the opening track gives you and throws a little post punk into the mix for fun. The almost venomous vocal delivery grabs your attention and is backed up by a thunderous sound from the band.

While they may feel like they are just on the attack, ‘Maybe I’m Crazy (You Are Too)’ invites you to dance with its frantic, noisy delivery. Tracks like ‘Can’t Sit Still’ and ‘Kids With Knives’ are further examples of The Likelihood taking the indie blueprint and smashing it into a distortion pedal with force.

Throughout ‘Right Swipe Generation’, The Likelihood take indie conventions and add a weight to it that elevates them from simply indie.