Label: Tenth Court - TC020 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album, Limited Edition • Country: Australia • Genre: Rock • Style: Indie Rock
Australian trio Chook Race put out an impressive debut album in About Time was the work of a band deeply in debt to the scrappy sound of early Flying Nun bands like the Clean and the Batsthe chiming guitars of the early-'80s jangle pop bands in the Ae Fond Kiss - Various - Celtic Woman From Scotland. Fast forward a year or so and their second album, Around the Housemakes good on the promise of their debut, while delivering strong songs and more assured performances.
Working as they did on About Time with Tom Hardisty of Woollen Kitsthis album is cleaner and stronger, with fuller guitars that blast their jangle directly into the listener's brain. It's an easy sound to Recorda-Me - Joe Henderson - Page One and the album makes for Chook Race - Around The House very pleasant listen with a melancholy tinge around the edges.
When the band puts some extra zip in the rhythms or some bite in the guitars, like on "Sometimes" or "At Your Door," the album really takes off. They do a good job of balancing these amped-up moments with quieter songs that allow for lyrical introspection and musical reflection. Loads of bands have used this sound and formula in the past, many of them quite memorably.
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Release Date September 2, Recording Date September 12, Track Listing. Hard to Clean. Chook Race. Lost the Ghost. At Your Door. Pictures of You. Sun in Eyes. Start Anew. Hard to Chook Race - Around The House Chook Race. Sometimes Chook Race.
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