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The Grim Northern Social | CD review | 2003

THE GRIM NORTHERN SOCIAL - Honey

Review by Dawn

Utterly retro and yet completely contemporary at the same sime, this is classic indie-rock which has enough originality to grab you by the throat and compel you not only to listen, but to love it. It's a multi-layered masterpiece of guitars, eerie electronic echoes and a truly explosive chorus but, ultimately, it's the distinctive vocals which set it apart from the crowd: Ewan McFarlane flits between traditional indie hero defiance and a goosebump-inducing plaintive howl that's as sweet as... well, honey. Don't believe the rumours; it's not all grim up North...

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