Review: Deer Park - Walk Into The SeaFriday 24th December, 2010 10:05AM
You may be surprised upon listening to this album that it is by a three-piece, with nary a guitar in sight. Made up of vocalist/keyboardist Nick Walsh, multi-instrumentalist Shannon Walsh and drummer Mark Brenndorfer, Auckland's Deer Park have spent a fair while crafting their debut album Walk Into The Sea, and it shows. Meticulous layering and emotive vocalising are the band's key compositional trademarks - comparisons to the likes of Radiohead and Animal Collective are sure to abound - but Deer Park manage to invest most of these tunes with enough heart-on-sleeve sincerity to escape pigeonholing.
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