Brian Jonestown Massacre is out of this world, quite literally. Highly prolific and ever-present in the alternative-indie scene, the unique and prolific band Brian Jonestown Massacre presents 'Fire Doesn’t Grow On Trees', their 19th studio album and a tour-de-force in shoegaze, psychedelic rock, and alt-indie. Frontman Anton Newcombe has established himself as a rebel against mainstream indie rock, cultivating himself as an underground, revolutionary hero of the modern indie scene.
Their album is distinguished amongst the often monotonous drawl of modern guitar music – exploring the realms of rock ’n’ roll, country blues, gooey-shoegaze-tinged-synths, psychedelic space rock, blissed out arpeggios, and more, cementing them as mavericks of the indie rock scene. Defying categorisation, 'Fire Doesn’t Grow On Trees' feels simultaneously well-situated in Brian Jonestown Massacre’s expansive discography, while continuing their core ethos of subverting the indie scene, always looking in the opposite direction of the mainstream.
Words: Ruby Carter
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