Low Tides proves to be an album that is as dull as it is perfect; there are no evident faults – beyond lyrics that overly rely on repetition – but neither is there anything to really capture the listener’s attention. Let Go, a solid power-pop piece to be sure, comes close at garnering interest with Maya Tuttle (drummer and singer for The Colourist) lending her vocals to the track, but this potential frisson is fleeting. Change My Sheets features an interesting metaphor of changing bed sheets as a road to self-improvement, and Del Grosso’s electric guitar work is also pretty good, while Red Room has a decent groove but the music is probably grander than can be justified by the lyrics.
This is an extract from a review originally published on the 22nd September 2016. Please visit Renowned For Sound to read the full review.