Search Rock Sound Magazine
Reviews
9/10

Touche Amore - Parting The Sea Between Brightness And Me

Tim Newbound
Tim Newbound 1 June at 09.00
Touche Amore - Parting The Sea Between Brightness And Me Cover

All the E's: exciting, excellent, and emotive...

Rock Sound went just a little bit batshit over LA quintet Touché Amoré’s debut album when it hit the UK late last year. That excitement wasn’t based on kneejerk hyperbole, and this excellent follow-up simply underlines their brilliance. Still raw, impassioned and frenetic, on ‘Parting The Sea…’, vocalist Jeremy Bolm frequently sounds like he’s about to choke up internal organs as he eloquently bares his soul and personal self-doubt. It’s also a hugely (if not obviously) melodic record, though, with the emotiveness of songs such as ‘Uppers / Downers’ communicated with infectious but never gratuitously aggressive power. Time to get even batshittier – this is ace.

What do you think about this story?

Let @rocksound know on Twitter

Read this next!

Alcoa - Thank You

Alcoa - Thank You

Was Derek Archambault's solo acoustic EP worth the investment?

Review 7 December

Rock Sound Online

More Rock Sound

View More