Thursday, 13 March 2014

Album Review: NATIVES - Indoor War

I don't know about you, but I love hearing an album that makes me want to dance. 'Indoor War' is one of those albums. I was dancing so hard, in fact, that I could barely write this review.

War Inside of Me is a great opener for the record, and really sets the scene for the story that the album tells (about a character called Alvima who, after suffering a huge loss, decides to live his life making decisions based upon logic and science rather than emotions). It's short, powerful, and serves as a good kick for the next tracks.

There's no denying that This Island will be a favourite at the band's upcoming live shows, and the same can be said for Can't Say No - they're infectious, catchy...everything a good pop-rock song should be. 

Of course, there's the obligatory emotion-filled, hairs-standing-up-on-the-back-of-your-neck ballad, and it does not disappoint. L.O.V.E. shows that, even when they're not bouncing around, NATIVES know how to write a sing-along that crowds will love.

The underlying story on this album is likely to make it the go-to album for fans going through tough times. It's easy to relate the lyrics to a variety of situations and there's bound to be at least one track that will really speak to you. The shift from dark, brutal logic at the start of the album to the need to fight for love and feeling alive is beautiful. 

'Indoor War' is out on March 17th and is a must for pop-rock fans, and I'd especially recommend it to fans of You Me At Six and Kids In Glass Houses.

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