Album review: Gomez

A New Tide

Album review: Gomez

Facts about this album:

* Gomez are Ian Ball, Ben Ottewell, Tom Gray, Paul Blackburn and Olly Peacock, originally from Southport.

* 'A New Tide' is their sixth album.



Album review:

You remember Gomez, winners of the 1998 Mercury Music Prize, don’t you? If you don’t, maybe you should start investigating, because on the laidback, spaced-out strength of ‘A New Tide’, they’re still as pleasantly beguiling as they were 11 years ago. Sure, the blissed out frugging of ‘Win Park Slope’ and the dixie stomp of ‘If I Ask Nicely’ ain’t gonna change the world, but it might make it a sweeter place to waste some time in. The finger-pickin’ good ‘Bone Tired’ and ‘Other Plans’ might conjure up college-rocking cardigan-wearers, but they also bring to mind sunny Sunday afternoons and fuzzy picnics in the park. Stay with it, and you’ll find some pretty tasty tunes buried among the incessant Americana. Nice, in the best possible way.



Leonie Cooper



More on this artist:

Gomez NME Artist Page

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