Album review: The Longcut – ‘Open Hearts’

Album review: The Longcut - 'Open Hearts'


Well worth opening your own heart to

When [a]Arctic Monkeys[/a] first proved that histrionic guitars could indeed look good on the dancefloor, lots of people thought that Manc alchemists [a]The Longcut[/a] had identified a mutant strain that could save clubland. It didn’t happen, but the three-piece’s deviant house remains

a potent concoction. Fans of their debut ‘A Call And Response’ will find more of the same, but more so; witness how [b]‘Evil Dance’[/b] operates the hips with its nefarious bass while moving the hands up to the air with piano flourishes that could sit on something by Deep Dish. Elsewhere, [b]‘Out At The Roots’[/b] brings out the krautrock bile, while the title track shows they can do tender too. Marvellous, frankly.

[b]Dan Martin[/b]

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