8/10 Clinton Staff review, 30 November 2012
Rising out of the ashes of Air Formation, the south coast’s You Walk Through Walls continue Club AC30’s dream pop/shoegaze revolution by sounding like all of the middling shoegaze bands from 1993 rolled into one. Think Swervedriver, Revolver, Chapterhouse, Pale Saints and Catherine Wheel. You know the kind of thing, earnest young men wielding expensive guitars laden with effects pedals, whispering vocals through their fringes.
Opening tune ‘Say Goodbye’ has dark undercurrents running through it but my favourite blast is probably ‘Not Like You At All’ which raises energy levels with some energetic drumming. It reminds me of a wonderful band from the north east, The Lavender Faction, who released a couple of excellent EPs during their short existence (Any labels with money to spare would do well to reissue these gems). As for this record, although derivative it’s not bad at all if you are a fan of all that stuff and need more of it in your life. Five tunes on nice blue vinyl.
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