Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Album Review: In Gold Blood - Kids In Glass Houses

The third album from Welsh outfit Kids In Glass Houses is like an enchanting treasure hunt - there are moments of superbly produced brilliance in there, you just have to search for them. From the vintage undertones delivered by the brass section in ‘The Florist’ and ‘Only The Brave Die Free’ to the monster riff in ‘Animals’, and the magical hooks of ‘Teenage Wonderland’ to the beautiful bridge and bizarre saxophone solo of ‘Fire’, this LP has some bite. Experimentation aside, ‘In Gold Blood’ has some refreshingly heavy moments, and anthemic sing-a-longs we’ve come to expect from KIGH. As for the rest of the record, well there’s enough of your standard foot tapping and memorable hooks for the teenage fans to be getting on with.

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