Glasvegas: EUPHORIC /// HEARTBREAK \\\ (2 stars)

Below par return from the Glasgow miserabilists

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Glasvegas: EUPHORIC /// HEARTBREAK \\\

(Columbia)

Funny that Glasvegas used ‘Euphoric’ in the title of their sophomore album. This is euphoria’s most definite of antonyms, but did anyone expect otherwise? Euphoric///Heartbreak\\\ is a Glaswegian dirge, muddled in lucid synth and languid tempos, and whilst the impressive ‘The World Is Yours’ and ‘Euphoria, Take My Hand’ deviate somewhat – indebted to strong rhythms and refrains suited to the most melodious of wirelesses – the rest of the album struggles to alleviate itself above predictable dour melancholy. James Allan used to achingly sing ‘Daddy’s Gone’, but maybe now a bit of the Glasvegas spark has gone too.

Glasvegas - EUPHORIC /// HEARTBREAK \\\ Album Trailer

Glasvegas

Sweeping and ethereal guitar-driven indie rock by the platinum-selling four-piece from Glasgow to promote the album Later … When The TV Turns To Static.

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