Opener ‘Bassline’ at first feels too different from their usual workings, with prominent synthesisers, big beats and a much harsher sound luring the listener into this record. It’s undisputedly catchy but could reaffirm fears of a drastic change of direction; however, as the record progresses the listener is taken on a journey that comfortably navigates through club-suited jams back to their core.
‘Depth Change’ dabbles with dubstep, the custom go-to in today’s industry when trying something new, where ‘Warts n All’ features some groove-infused beats that bring a real swing to their experimentation. Returning to their more recognisable sounds, ‘Noisy Neighbours’ utilises their indie-rock roots to produce one of the highlights of the album, with tight beats and a more prominent use of guitar than most. Following this, ‘What Goes Around’ offers a subdued number, feeling airy and relaxing to close a record that, for the most part, makes you want to move.
The album title alone hints that this is going to be something new; whether fans will be welcoming to these new ideas is to be seen. For those open to more electronic sounds, this will likely be a great release and to those who are dubious of change, the band have accounted for that with a handful of numbers that more or less embody their established sound. At the very least ‘@Reverend_Makers’ marks a new chapter of diversity for the band.