We Might Revolve is more accessible than feels natural for a song that so heavily features jangly, dissonant, guitars and a bass guitar that happily skips back and forth over the line that separates rhythm from melody. The songs of Crab Day are brief, punkish, excursions into the unusual, but by the end of the album Le Bon is
ready to push the boundaries a little further by entering the realm of drone and repetition. Penultimate track, How Do You Know, spends a third of its run time on an extended outro which repeats an awesomely strong riff just for the sake of it, and the lack of a crescendo proves immensely satisfying. What’s Not Mine extends the approach to How Do You Know’s outro and applies it to the album as a whole, taking just shy of seven and a half minutes to reach its conclusion, all the while feeling like Le Bon is preparing to declare herself a closet stoner-rocker.
This is an extract from a review originally published on the 11th April 2016. Please visit Renowned For Sound to read the full review.