April – Sunderlands (2011)

I wrote about the French band April and their 2009’s debut album “Ten Stones” not so long time ago – find the review HERE. “Ten Stones” sounded like a collision between Roxette, The Smashing Pumpkins and Dead Can Dance, a mixture of gloomy rock and smooth pop with nice and subtle classic ambiance.
“Sunderlands” definitively it’s a step further, the duo from Bordeaux find their own path and developed a quite unique blending of gothic gloom and gentle sensitivity, a mixture of dark rock tones and catchy pop themes, all nicely laying on the spacy textures of strings and discrete electronics.

Can listen the album on the band’s official web site.
This is a joy and colorful trip between the smooth themes of “The World I Made” and the raging explosions from “Frame by frame”. 12 songs, a beautiful, charming and relaxing journey in a genreless, timeless music which manage to be cinematic and reactive simultaneously.

April – Official Site
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