A LAZARUS SOUL Last of the Ana­logue Age In­tent to Sup­ply Records

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - MUSIC REVIEWS - LAU­REN MURPHY

Brian Bran­ni­gan’s prow­ess as a lyri­cist has been es­tab­lished on A Lazarus Soul’s three al­bums to date, but their fourth sees the Dubliner in es­pe­cially fine fet­tle. A gauzy nostal­gia hangs over th­ese songs, largely be­cause they were recorded to tape in Bran­ni­gan’s re­cently-closed for­mer sec­ondary school. The stark sean-nós in­ten­sity of Mid­day Class proves a stir­ring opener, but the band have plenty to do on the taut 1980s in­diepop of Fu­ture’s Not Ours and the warm jan­gle of Mer­cury Hit a High. Joe Ch­ester’s gui­tar work glim­mers on This Di­vided King­dom, while things take a turn for the ex­per­i­men­tal with Ghet­to­blaster. Es­sen­tially, how­ever, the agree­able mu­sic is a con­duit for Bran­ni­gan’s em­i­nently quotable lyric sheet. Alazarus­soul.band­camp.com

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