Single review by James M
‘Burning Holes In The Paper I Wrote Things On For You To Have’ is the lead single from the forthcoming second album by London’s Boy Of The AfterThought. The band is the lead project of Aaron John and has an impressive array of influences that range from 60s garage rockers like The Sonics and MC5, drone enthusiasts The Melvins and Earth, right through to dreampop heavyweights Sigur Ros.
Despite the tongue twisting title and the masses of artists that have helped to stimulate their sound, ‘Burning Holes...’ is an all round more calming and dreamy affair that fits somewhere in the middle. Shamelessly plodding along and capturing you in its haze without lifting a muscle. It’s a perfectly crafted track that sounds familiar to the better bands plying their trade at the modern shoegaze sound, such as Engineers and Film School. With their earlier material having a slightly darker, Gothic tint on it and the list of said influences, it’s hard to predict just what the album will sound like. Going off this however, it seems like it could be one to look out for in 2012.
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