Poor Nick Drake could never have guessed he'd become God for a generation of British melancholy-rock...
Poor Nick Drake could never have guessed he’d become God for a generation of British melancholy-rock. His spectre looms large yet again in this double A-side from Goldrush – a band barely out of their teens who sound both sophisticated and truly weary. ‘Same Picture’ is all open spaces and rambling, alt-country loveliness; while ‘No Change Given’ is sweet, picturesque and yellow-round-the-edges. Goldrush should – and possibly will – join the ranks of Elbow, Turin Brakes, Alfie, Kings Of Convenience [I]et al[/I] (in later years, it might take DNA testing to tell them all apart) before someone switches the lights on and demands the nation’s youth start making noise again.