A remarkable record
The antlers - Hospice

Formerly the singer/songwriter Peter Silberman, now a real band with the addition of drummer Michael Lerner and multi-instrumentalist Darby Cicci, The Antlers make full use of their newly expanded talents on ‘Hospice’.

News that the theme of the album is of a carer looking after a terminally ill relative, and being destroyed by the experience, makes the album sound like a daunting listen. The reality is of an ebbing and flowing symphony of tender vocals and shoegazing guitar washes, expressing the narrative tension with admirable empathy, punctuated by blasts of reverb drenched choruses.

A quantum leap from those singer/songwriter beginnings, ‘Hospice’ is a remarkable record.


Words by Nick Annan

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