December 22, 2016

Glassbooks: Shieldface

Scottish post-punk quartet Glassbooks went through some personnel changes after they released an EP and a single. With a new rhythm section their sound is more accessible on Shieldface their first full-length and they have written their first love song of sorts, Rosa, and included two short instrumental, Blue Outro and the Prox.

They mav slowed down a bit, but they are still capable of writing a meandering song that doesn't follow a safe signposted route. Laika Monologue, a tribute to the first dog in space, and the cinematic We Have Always Lived in the Castle, might even strike a chord within prog circles. Glassbooks are transforming and the search for a new identity is now out in the open for all to hear. Where will they go next? Some place interesting, that's for sure.

David Escudero King: vocals, guitar
Adam Carrington: guitar
Bo Hamilton: bass
Rosie Murray: drums

Shieldface is a self-released album. Buy it (pay-what-you-want) from their website.

  1. Trident
  2. Hammerhead
  3. Oh State Violence
  4. Rosa
  5. Blue Outro
  6. Laika Monologue
  7. From Impact to Atom Clock
  8. We Have Always Lived in the Castle
  9. Prox
  10. Girls Own the Void

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