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

This article is from 2011.

Glasvegas: EUPHORIC /// HEARTBREAK \\\

Below par return from the Glasgow miserabilists


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


Sweeping and ethereal guitar-driven indie rock by the platinum-selling four-piece from Glasgow head out on their 10th anniversary tour.

Old Fire Station, Carlisle

Sat 14 Dec

£18.70 / 01228 817590

Town Hall Theatre, Hartlepool

Fri 13 Dec

£18.70 / 01429 890000

The Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh

Thu 27 Jun

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 556 7060

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