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Album Review: Warm Brains - 'Old Volcanoes'

An unexpectedly triumphant curveball

If you’d have told us back in 2005 that the members of dance-punk outfit Test Icicles would go on to become some of the most diverse and prolific musicians around, we would have laughed right into your neon sunnies. But, with Warm Brains marking guitarist Rory Attwell’s fourth musical venture to date (via RAT: ATT: AGG and KASMs), you’ve got to admit there must’ve been something in the water.

This time round he touches base at varying points along the ’90s spectrum – from the riffs of ‘Let Down’, straight out of ‘Leisure’-era Blur, via glimpses of Pavement-esque slacker charm to a kind of sweetened grunge (‘Rotunda’). An(other) unexpectedly brilliant curveball.

Lisa Wright

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8 / 10

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