Fact: The video for ‘Born Under A Bad Sign’ became a blog hit.
7 / 10
Just in case anyone still remembers Johnny White’s The Rollercoaster Project, he’s attempted to bury its memory completely by changing name and label. There’s always a sense of knowing what you’ll get with Sonic Cathedral, but while ‘Poor, Poor Grendel’ reaches many of their touchstones – amorphous drones on ‘Wild Meadow/I’ve Been Locked Away’, hidden vocals on ‘So May You All’ – the DIY spirit fights through. From lyrics about Tesco to the lo-fi synths of ‘Sunday Towns’, Fairewell balance bombast and more humble content.