The Chakras - Build Me A Swan

Unpretentious, committed and enjoyable
The Chakras - Build Me A Swan
Five Irishmen who fled the Emerald Isle to search for the promise offered up by those pyrited streets of London. Led by brothers Rocky and Gordo Whittaker, the band’s sound is full-on, creating a dramatic backdrop to a set of well crafted tunes. Whilst there are clear influences from the melody drenched indie scene of the nineties, there are also leanings towards a more psychedelic realm and even a few dips into shoegaze. That all results in a set of variety lending an endearing quality to the album. Unpretentious, committed and enjoyable, one senses a whole load of ambition that might just be rewarded.

7/10

Words by TC

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