SAINTS ALIGHT

Per­cep­tions In­de­pen­dent

Blunt - - In Review -

If there was ever any doubt that UNFD have be­come the tastemaker for young Aus­tralian heavy acts, then a cur­sory lis­ten to Bris­bane out­fit Saints Alight would quickly an­swer any ques­tions you may have, with Per­cep­tions sound­ing like a patch­work ver­sion of genre fron­trun­ners like North­lane and In Hearts Wake. As al­ways the record­ing is crisp and the per­for­mances com­pe­tent, nei­ther of which is much of a feat these days when you con­sider how eas­ily these types of dig­i­talised sounds can be ma­nip­u­lated in the stu­dio. Scott Wil­lis and Damon Kool­stra make for a solid vo­cal com­bi­na­tion, but there are so few fresh ideas on of­fer that it’s hard to get ex­cited. It’ll be in­ter­est­ing to hear where these kids sit in an­other 12 months when the genre’s trends have in­evitably shifted again.

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