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Shone - Heat Thing

Chris Hidden
Chris Hidden 15 August 2013 at 16.13

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Brand New drummer displays other talents with 'Heat Thing'... to mixed results.

For those still waiting patiently for new material from Brand New, this debut solo album from drummer Brian Lane might help satiate those desires for a while longer. But while there are noticeable elements of the insular, claustrophobic sound of latter-day Brand New, Shone are a much more experimental, unique and eccentric beast. If Brand New are the emo Radiohead, then Shone are probably the emo Talking Heads – all off kilter rhythms, avant-garde sounds and idiosyncratic vocals from singer Andrew Accardi. Not all of the teeming mass of ideas on here hit home, but it’s certainly a worthwhile exercise in pushing the envelope.

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