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Glasvegas, Later When the TV Turns to Static
(Go Wow Records)

08/29/13
By Eric Saeger news@hippopress.com



8/29/2013 - Although making fun of its home city the way we in “Manchvegas” do, this Scottish quartet is serious about its epic new-wave/nu-gaze tuneage. The guys (token hot chick Caroline McKay has been gone from behind the drums for over an album now) are also seriously overdue for one of those giant-ass U2 breakthrough moments (they’ve opened for U2, while we’re at it), at which point the powers-that-be in the music business are gonna have to clear the deck to make way for this thing to land. I liked their self-titled debut LP for its Raveonettes-like surf, but I have a higher regard for this new, mightier, Elbow-on-steroids direct-from-the-mountaintop direction, even if I could do with a little less wounded angst (singer James Allan has a late-career Joey Ramone inflection when he’s pouring it on, so some of the gravitas gets a bit lost if you want to get pedantic about it). Short version of all this: picture Coldplay as a brokenhearted surf band with a better singer and better songs — you will absolutely be hearing about these guys if you haven’t already. A — Eric W. Saeger





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