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Empty Pools - 'Saturn Reruns Battle'

Lyrically deft and sonically diverse, this is a devastatingly accomplished debut

Empty Pools - 'Saturn Reruns Battle'

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  • Release Date: November 18, 2013
8 / 10 Lyrically deft and sonically diverse, this is a devastatingly accomplished debut. Spidery basslines underpin neatly restrained post-rock guitar, all bound together tightly by Leah Pritchard’s commanding vocals. Her compelling hybrid of Kim Deal of The Breeders’ husky melodic sensibilities and Carrie Brownstein of Sleater-Kinney’s steely tones harmonises with itself on the atmospheric and dulled emotion of ‘Safety School’. Elsewhere ‘Slack Tide’ confidently treads the tightrope of complexity and accessibility, and ‘Televised’ is a distillation of all the best bits of ’90s US alt.rock: scuzzy, dreamy, ferocious, reckless. There are only peaks on this record.

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