Album Review: James Yuill - 'Movement In A Storm' (Moshi Moshi)

The folk kid exchanges twee sensibilities for something altogether darker

Album Review: James Yuill - 'Movement In A Storm' (Moshi Moshi)

7 / 10 Though the slender majority of the tracks on ‘Movement In A Storm’ hang upon Yuill’s ‘folktronica’ tag, there’s a darker underbelly here. Yuill’s managed to keep the lyrical sensibility of his first record, but has force-fed it a pretty strong Vodka Red Bull. Lead single ‘On Your Own’ is an electro-pop stomper which Frankmuzik might try and steal, if he ever makes a second album, while ‘My Fears’ has chucked out acoustic guitars in favour of glitchy beats, and a middle eight that’s crying out for a Fenech Soler remix. It’s not airhorns and poppers on the dancefloor just yet, but it’s not far off.

Ailbhe Malone

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