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Album Review
Blue House

Blue House
by Soft Tags


Review Date
26th April 2009
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Straight to the core of the song Soft Tags do indeed come across like the early 80s NZ DIY spirit. A sort of folk, campfire type sound (hell they even have a banjo) but there’s an urbanness to their sound that comes across a little like Violent Femmes in parts.

The mix sounds like its been through the wash a few times and there’s some vocals spilt all over the whites and the drums have all but been rinsed away but the strange result is a guitar leaded sound.

It sounds like a bunch of your friends are playing in your living room just for you and that’s the overall result. A very open sounding band and it’s simplistic style is inviting.

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