The Life And Times - The Life And Times album review

The best Alt. Rock you can get this month

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These Kansas City alt. rockers have been perfecting warm and fuzzy shoegaze since 2002, and their self-titled latest is their most immersive yet. There’s a positivity to their dense sound, and Out Thru The In Door even manages to conjure old-school QOTSA with its cool groove and hazy vocals, while T=D/S shows that a disco beat can work in the most unlikely place. This noise is a joyful one.

Emma has been writing about music for 25 years, and is a regular contributor to Classic Rock, Metal Hammer, Prog and Louder. During that time her words have also appeared in publications including Kerrang!, Melody Maker, Select, The Blues Magazine and many more. She is also a professional pedant and grammar nerd and has worked as a copy editor on everything from film titles through to high-end property magazines. In her spare time, when not at gigs, you’ll find her at her local stables hanging out with a bunch of extremely characterful horses.