Post War Years - The Greats and the Happenings Album Review
Review of Post War Years album The Greats and The Happenings
The album opens with 'Red Room', a funk based harmonious track with a gun shot drum rhythm which sets the mood for the rest of the long player. Followed by 'Death March' we are again treated to some solid bass and a cacophony of vocals. Each of the tracks have something for everyone; be it prominent bass, intricate and cleverly worked guitar hooks and electronic synths, the layering of each is near perfection.
Post War Years have created an album that will be a huge hit with both the indie kids and the dance lovers in the hot sweaty tents at this year's festivals. A dynamic trough occurs at track four with the mellow 'Den'. Guitar picked harmonics and behind the beat, warm vocals provide a summer feel track. A funky danceable number rears its head with 'White Lies' and the guitar chops in 'Latin Holiday' draw out the indie influence. A clever and inspiring album, perfect for the impending warm weather.
Post War Years have contributed to setting the bar a little higher for the electro indie scene, and possibly make a step in creating their own niche in the market.