JAGWAR MA

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

In re­cent years, Aus­tralia’s sphere of in­flu­ence has in­creased ex­po­nen­tially thanks to acts such as The Avalanches and Tame Im­pala. Jagwar Ma de­serve a men­tion too, with their sec­ond al­bum of wigged out psych-rock full of colour­ful, sunny swag­ger, ro­bust melodies and el­e­men­tal power. Ev­ery Now & Then is some­thing you’ll def­i­nitely re­mem­ber in de­tail the next day. Tracks such as Slip­ping are piv­otal in how Jagwar Ma roll, a groove where the band match dream-pop ideas, dap­pled sound­scapes and some slip­pery elec­tronic wig­gles into a strik­ing kind of an­them. Else­where, it’s the likes of OB1 and Colours Of

Par­adise which cap­ti­vate the most, thanks to the way the slow build per­fectly matches Gabriel Win­ter­field’s soft, gen­tle voice. You’ll be see­ing and hear­ing more from these Aussies in the months ahead. jag­warma.com JIM CAR­ROLL

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