Post War Years - 'Glass House' EP

Successfully attempts many different sounds

Post War Years - 'Glass House' EP

Album Info

  • Release Date: July 16, 2012
  • Producer: James Rutledge
  • Label: Chess Club
  • Fact: James Rutledge has also produced for MGMT, Grizzly Bear and The Kills
6 / 10 You could say the rampant genre-hopping of Londoners Post War Years makes them unclassifiable. Or you could say they clearly haven’t got a ruddy clue which direction to go in. Following up their 2009 debut album ‘The Greats and The Happenings’ with this EP, they swing from ‘Gloss Drop’-smothered click-clacking (‘Glass House’) to Arcade Fire-via-Foals army march (‘Brazil’) to LCD Soundsystem synth-dance (‘Galapagos’) to the chopped-up, Breton-like shudder-rock of ‘Mirror (Roam)’: four handbrake turns that hardly make this the most cohesive of records. The thing is, they do all of them really well. So yeah, unclassifiable. But successful.

[i]Jamie Fullerton[/i]

To rate this track, log in to NME.COM

To read all our reviews first - days before they appear online - check out NME magazine, on sale every Wednesday


Please login to add your comment.

More Videos
More Post War Years
Latest Tickets - Booking Now
Know Your NME

NME Store & Framed Prints
Inside NME.COM