Having already carved out a name for themselves with a largely euphoric indie-dance sound by the time they released debut album ‘Get Better’ back in 2018, Bath’s Bad Sounds are now following it up with this impressive five-track outing, ‘Escaping From A Violent Time vol 1’. Opener ‘Breathe’ finds the group once again on fine form, with synths and handclaps accompanying a winning melody. The infectious ‘Permanent’ is another highlight, while ‘Jenny’ takes influence from both trip-hop and the left field side of alt-J to create the most idiosyncratic moment on display. The earthy ‘Hard Times’ interlude gives way to ambitious closer ‘Sympathetic Vibrations’, which again shows off the sound of an act constantly broadening their palette of styles and influences, to constantly danceable - and refreshingly eccentric - effect.
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