FOR ABEL: ’17th Failed Hope Song’


Lifted from their forthcoming second album ‘Wildebeest,’ this track has the Leeds / Glasgow five-piece showcasing a more mature and rounded sound. The previous comparisons to The Wedding Present still hold in places, but are diluted a little with Johnny Marr-esque guitar chimes and vocalist Robert Armstrong’s strong, deep vocal reminding me more of a very early Tim Booth.

Weirdly, ‘17th Failed Hope Song,’ manages to sound quite morose, but vibrant and uplifting at the same time.

It’s an intoxicating combination.

‘B-side’ ‘House Of Ghost’ is equally as strong. The vocals are again really strong and distinct ( I know, I sound like my Dad!) and the guitar breaks really infectious. It does perhaps reflect a little of the ‘old’ FOR ABEL in that there is a bit of a retro sound about it, but if you like your post-punk sounds of Northern England circa the late Seventies to mid Eighties, then you’re just gonna love this!

(Released through State 51 and First Killing Records on 29th October 2012)

(9/10)

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About Cee Tee Jackson

I run three blogs: 1) ceeteejackson.com (my author blog.) 2) leadingpetcare.com (my business / dog walking blog) 3) loudhorizon.wordpress.com (my music blog .. infrequent posts) Guess what? I'm a dog walking, wannabee author that loves music.
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