Of Arrowe Hill : Gadfly Adolescence

Classic English teen anthem...

A magnificent debut from these shamelessly prog-tinged guitar alchemists, running the gamut of classic English teen anthems from ‘Pinball Wizard’ to ‘All The Young Dudes’ to ‘Eton Rifles’ and beyond. Sure it’s retro, but not in an obvious way, with a passion that cuts across the years – a reclaiming of lost magic rather than an arch nostalgia fest. Of Arrowe Hill could are shaping up as Punk Floyd, a heady mix of ragged riffs, symphonic song structures and heart-tugging lyrics about lazy childhood summers spent [I]”deep in the gloaming”[/I]. Keep it up.

Stephen Dalton