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Album Review: The Sound Of Arrows - 'Voyage'

This is basically what Coldplay were shooting for

  • Release Date 07 Nov, 2011
  • Producer The Sound of Arrows, Richard X, Joseph Cross
  • Record Label Skies Above
  • Fact They've also recorded an instrumental version of the album.
8 / 10
Enigmatic boy-boy duos. Synthesisers. Glacial melancholy. Sweden. The Sound Of Arrows tick as many boxes as your average clothing chain marketing meeting, but nobody outside the ‘27 club’ ever died from being obvious. The chafe between blubbing and binary code just works. And so this album is the finest addition to the canon since Hurts – and they weren’t even Swedish. Better still, ‘Voyage’ is just that in the finest of senses, gliding you through its phases in metallic pastel shades from romantic euphoria (‘Magic’), the crush of heartbreak (‘Hurting All The Way’) through to an epic closer called ‘There Is Still Hope’. This is basically what Coldplay were shooting for.

Dan Martin

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