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Album Review: The Gladeyes - Shadows Explode

Album Review: The Gladeyes - Shadows Explode

Monday 9th May, 2011 9:44AM

Damn you Gladeyes. You had to go and produce a second killer album, and then announce your retirement. That final live-show in Wellington was as good as the band has been live: I suppose the end is something that frequently provokes something passionate. The lo-fi Auckland duo’s debut album was a wonderful blend of pop melodies and noisy scratching s underneath. It had a much harder edge than it was given credit for – maybe the characters and fictional elements assisted in downplaying its toughness - but their second, Shadows Explode, feels much more emotionally and lyrically direct. It also features another batch of great songs.

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