Album Review: Sons And Daughters - 'Mirror Mirror'

Showing too much restraint on their latest release

Album Review: Sons And Daughters - 'Mirror Mirror'

When the astonishing curse-core minimalism of ‘Silver Spell’ first charmed our ears, it seemed to bode a dark and daring new departure for the Glasgow gang’s fourth album. It turns out to be a sly feint, sadly. Where they have branched out on this JD Twitch-produced noirfest, the cold Siouxsie And The Bansheeisms of ‘The Model’ and ‘Origin’ are less than revolutionary.

The more familiar-sounding songs, such as ‘Rose Red’, though, do sound even tamer in comparison. Damned if they do and damned if they don’t, it seems, but never sounding damned enough.

Emily Mackay

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