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Every once in a while, a band comes along that are so honest, so intense and so incredible that they're never forgotten. Think of Radiohead, Nirvana, REM, the lyrics, the vocals, the sound. Think of how incredible that first listen was. It's time for a new band though, one that provokes that same feeling, that are so overwhelming that you'll never use them as background music. A band that demands to be heard. This year, that band are Irish quartet A Plastic Rose.
They are the band that people like me; suckers for brutally honest music have been waiting to arrive for a long time. Their release 'Camera.Shutter.Life' comes out this month and there is not one weak track on it. The album is something of a masterpiece and if you've read my reviews in the past, you'll know I never throw about such words. It has the cripplingly delicate vocals of the likes of Conor Oberst while maintaining a late-90's post hardcore sound and the kind of lyrics that can only be written by a modern day poet.
The stand-out track on the album for me was the poignant 'Kids Don't Behave Like This' A song about a long-winded relationship breakdown. An emotionally charged song that perfectly showcases the band's talents, especially lyrically.
Camera.Shutter.Life should be the album to rocket A Plastic Rose to success after 5 years of hard work and touring is this the album to reel new listeners in, I know I'm Feinitely a fan now.
By Sarah-Louise Kelly