Post War Years – ‘Galapagos’

Post War Years have undergone an evolution of their own for this their second album

The Galapagos islands are where Charles Darwin found evidence for his theory of evolution. It’s apt, because London (via Leamington Spa) four-piece Post War Years have undergone an evolution of their own for this second album, adding a far stronger dance music element to their synth-heavy, Foals-like pop – a shift most notable on the crashing New Order-isms of ‘The Bell’ and the LCD Soundsystem-like ‘Glass House’. But some things remain in their primordial state: the band are still unable to focus their pomp and bluster into anything resembling a memorable tune, or a song that makes you feel anything at all. It’s all nicely polished, but there’s nothing underneath.

Dan Stubbs

Details

Record label: Chess Club/RCA Victor
Release date: 11 Mar, 2013