The Twi­light Sad

★★★ It Won/t Be Like This All The Time ROCK AC­TION. CD/DL/LP

Mojo (UK) - - Filter Albums - An­drew Perry

Cure-en­dorsed Glaswe­gians keep Pic­tish grit in their main­stream­ing.

After travers­ing the globe in 2016 as The Cure’s hand­picked sup­port band, TTS sub­mit­ted this fifth al­bum’s de­moes to Robert Smith for a mark out of 10, and King Goth has since men­tored the group. Now of­fi­cially ex­panded into a quar­tet after de­but­ing in 2007 as a core duo of James Gra­ham (vo­cals/lyrics) and Andy Mac­Far­lane (gui­tars/ mu­sic), they talk of It Won/t Be Like This… as a water­shed mo­ment. Cer­tainly, their ini­tial tor­rid con­flu­ence of My Bloody Valen­tine and Joy Divi­sion here shapeshifts more to­wards “synth-as­sisted sta­dium nu-gaze”, with odd Kraut-y hints of early Sim­ple Minds, and fre­quent echoes of their new-found pa­tron: fu­ne­real The Ar­bor is pure Dis­in­te­gra­tion, while shim­mer­ing Keep It All To Your­self has Kiss Me! Kiss Me! Kiss Me! ’s hi-tech daz­zle. The epic Shoot­ing Den­nis Hop­per Shoot­ing, mean­while, is tan­ta­mount to Cold­play, its ap­peal only lim­ited by Gra­ham’s emo­tive bawl, a some­what niche at­trac­tion.

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