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Monday, 11 May 2015

#454: Hop Along - Painted Shut


Whilst the first few listens of Painted Shut show it to be an upbeat record of punk-inspired indie-pop, any more time spent with it than that, and the darker, more vulnerable narrative of the album becomes discernible. Almost as if singer Frances Quinlan’s gravelly vocals wear away at the frothy pop-rock veneer, before it shatters, allowing the wealth of self-doubt and anxiety to flow from within.

This review was originally written for Artrocker. Click here to read in full.