In the Post #27: LoveLikeFire

By on Tuesday, 29th September 2009 at 12:00 pm
 

LoveLikeFire (cover side)Fast paced, spiky and emotionally charged, LoveLikeFire‘s debut album is quite a masterpiece. Memorable and powerful, it’s clear that it’s just the sort of thing that will resonate with thousands of disaffected teens around the country.

The San Francisco quartet’s album tells the tales of the desire to run free from inhibitions, being keenly aware of surroundings, fears, desires, and compelling moments of inspiration. It’s a thinking person’s album, with lyrics and imagery that would have many lesser artists quaking in their boots. Inevitably they’ve drawn comparisons to Arcade Fire, but this collection also has similarities to The Joy Formidable, ‘Dead Cities, Red Seas & Lost Ghosts’ -era M83, the urgency of Metric and the organised chaos at times of Broken Social Scene.

It’s quite a collection, and one that deserves plenty of attention, though I have a horrible feeling that LoveLikeFire are destined to spend a few years as high-profile support act before fizzling out. I so hope I’m wrong about this – they deserve to have a long and innovative career.

7/10

MP3: LoveLikeFire – Signs

Buy this if you like:
Arcade Fire, The Joy Formidable, Drama, big riffs, emotional rock tracks

Don’t buy this if you like:
Happy arms in the air music, simple tunes to switch off and relax to.

LoveLikeFire’s debut album, Tear Ourselves Away, came out on Monday and is available now on Amazon, iTunes and all good independent retailers.

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