POWER OF POP MUSIC ALBUM REVIEW: THE SALT RIOT – DEAD STAR

ALBUM REVIEW: THE SALT RIOT – DEAD STAR

TheSaltRiot

Background
Hailing from Seattle, The Salt Riot (viz. Julia Vidal, Jack Machin & Nick La Pointe) released its debut EP Bystander in 2013, with Dead Star being their debut full-length.

Strengths
An intricate power trio that draws emotional resonance from lyrics and ambience rather than crunching guitars alone. Vidal’s heavenly larynx and Machin’s latticed bass work are the key winning points in the sonic agenda. Songwriting places great emphasis on nuance and an easy groove that is at once affecting and mesmerising.

Highlights
“Boom”, “Nameless”, “Keep Me Alive”, “Dead Star”.

Sounds Like
Throwing Muses, The Breeders, Galaxie 500.

Bottom Line
A refreshingly introspective albeit dynamic take on 90s rock that goes inwards to find insight and clarity.

Information
Official Site: https://www.reverbnation.com/thesaltriot


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