Album review

Golden Rough - Provenance Candle

Given their history (support on two Antipodean tours and collaboration on forthcoming Gene Clark tribute LP), it's hardly surprising to discover Sydney's Golden Rough in thrall to all things Joe Pernice. Singer/songwriter David Orwell's hushed, breathy delivery-particularly on "99%" and "Summer Feeling"—is eerily Pernice-ish, though the beautifully understated melodies savour The Scud Mountain Boys' quiet desperation over The Pernice Brothers' fuller-bodied pop. Lyrically, though, it's an astute vision of Orwellian dystopia.

Rating: 3 / 10


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