Band of Horses’ first record in six years teeters between the anthemic and milder scores that powered their initial appeal. Ben Bridwell’s gossamer vocals lead a revival of reverbed guitar sequences and revitalised songwriting, primed by confessional opener ‘Warning Signs’ in a cycle of optimism and reflection. The South Carolina-based five-piece’s desert-hued harmonies take centre stage once more, country-veering melodies upscaled with a renewed emphasis on staple rousing build-ups and slow-burning yarns. ‘Ice Night We’re Having’ zones in on the album’s part-autobiographical nature, a reversion to crisp chords and pining sentiment that elsewhere carries the easy-breezy soft rock of ‘In Need of Repair’. An extended gap since their last full-length outing has resulted in their sharpest raft of material since ‘Cease to Begin’.
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Kicking off in February.
It’s their first record in more than five years!
Very much an album in Eric Pulido’s image.
The band will be returning to our shores early next year for six shows across the UK.