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Fourteen years after Slowdive's exit into the musical history books,
Melbourne, Australia's instrumental quintet Heirs began picking up the
pieces of a broken and battered sub-genre of alternative rock known as
shoegaze, much to the excitement of the followers of a resonance that can
only be described as a noisy yet atmospheric voyage. Sure, plenty of bands
have offered their own interpretations of the distorted wall of sound that
bands like My Bloody Valentine and The Jesus and Mary Chain had seemingly
perfected long ago, enough so that by now there should have been no way in
which to progress this form of musical exploration. However, much of what
was being passed off as shoegaze, specifically at the end of the 90's and
into the 21st century, was, for the most part, uninspiring and altogether
lacking the originality that defines a timeless piece of work.
Hunter, Heirs third release in the same number of years, displays the
band's ability to create an ambience that elicits a sense of nostalgia, all
the while continuing to concoct a recipe that is truly all their own. That
is to say, Heirs is well on their way to becoming a paramount force in
delivering music worthy of their namesake. Considering this is only a
three-song EP, it's probably safe to say that you should expect to hear
more material in the near future.... At least I hope we do.
1. Hunter 6:27
2. Symptom 5:30
3. Never Land (The Sisters of Mercy cover) 12:43
Added: December 4th 2011
Reviewer: Wesley Smith
Related Link: Band Website
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