All Hail Bright Futures
Peddling a type of post-hardcore instrumental nonsense that sounds like primary school math-rock in a blender with fermented jellybeans, Irish band And So I Watch You From Afar returns with its third album. Good lord this is awful. It’s like a neon t-shirt grows arms and legs and picks up a guitar to dextrously twang on. No evidence to suggest this neon t-shirt grew a heart or soul or mind though.
It sounds like quest music gone wrong; as if a bunch of too-pleased-with-themselves slacker-types decided to create their own soundtrack to The Hobbit and purposely made it sound like the digitised scuffing version you might get out from the library.
It’s music to curse to, to curse at. Hang on it a minute – did I just call it music? That seems unfair.
This is like a jewellery box and a slot machine started fucking and we’re left with the porno-sleaze soundtrack that turned them on.
I can’t imagine why anyone could want to listen to this. It’s fucking ridiculous.