Wave Machines - Pollen

A record that’s equal parts mournful and uplifting
Wave Machines - Pollen

Over three years since their debut ‘Wave If You’re Really There’, Wave Machines’ new album ‘Pollen’ sees the band hooking up with producer Lexxx to deliver a record that’s equal parts mournful and uplifting. Recorded in a selfmade rehearsal space amongst the eaves of St. Bride’s Church in their local Liverpool, then manipulated and mastered in Lexxx’s London studio, the album is full of ethereal, inventive synth lines and falsetto vocal harmonies,  offset perfectly with snapping drums that are at the heart of changes in tempo. ‘Unwound’ encapsulates this perfectly, a slow build of a track where the insistent drums underpin the other luscious layers.

8/10

Words by PADDY HUGHES

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