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Review: 'Sack'
'Butterfly Effect (25th Anniversary Edition)'   

-  Label: 'Dimple Discs/Bandcamp'
-  Genre: 'Indie' -  Release Date: '22.4.22.'

Our Rating:
This is the 25th Anniversary re-issue for Sack's second album Butterfly Effect, this is the first time the album has had global distribution as the original only came out in the bands native Ireland. The album was produced by Garrett Jacknife Lee and Paul Tipler. Reading the press release the reasons why I would have missed out on them become clear, as they spent a lot of time touring with Morrissey someone I would never have wanted to see in the late 90's.

The album opens with Climb Mine Powerhouse that has a slacker psychedelic pop feel with lyrics about haircuts and the odd musical outburst, this sounds familiar even to those of us that weren't fans first time around and has a bit of House Of Love about it and yes they are in awe of everything.

Latitude isn't about the festival, but is a cool, quiet loud indie song with sweet vocals and some good builds and guitar interjections as they pour out their hearts in the hope that you'll always be there's.

Laughter Lines is apparently the bands best known song that has some brilliant guitar as it builds into the chorus as all the longing and need unfold and I just wish the guitars were louder in the mix.

Sleeping On The Floor is a good song about ending up sofa surfing as you've missed the last bus or train home and can't afford a cab home, it's full of detail of just how rotten you feel in the morning having fallen asleep wherever you collapsed, most of us have been there once or twice.

Nothing Stays The Same Forever could easily be dedicated to our current crop of politicians who are as likely as anyone to get caught with their trousers around there heels once more. There's an urgency to this that reminds me of both Five Thirty and Spitfire.

Blood Lover is not as vampiric as the title might suggest but is closer to Lou Reeds description of blood lust in Kicks, but without the need to kill the lover in question and musically this keeps to the loud quiet formula in a cool understated way.

I've Heard You Singing, to which I reply I hope not for the sake of your ears, but this poor guy is begging for more, hoping to win you over with praise for whatever comes from your mouth as you run away from him.

Latter Day Saint doesn't take you straight to church, as they try to resist temptation and to not succumb to sin and debauchery, will they keep their heads or get down dirty and dangerous.

Beginner's Luck has them wanting to kiss the bride and get married and live happily ever after, no matter that they have no experience it will all work out, well maybe, this rises and falls like a relationship headed for the rocks. But either way it's going to be a grand affair that they won't forget soon.

Angel is a song of supplication to the absolute object of your desire in the hope she'll reciprocate the feelings, this has enough of a knowing look to it that it could be by The Wedding Present.

Shopsoiled has some great lines about what a rapscallion you are and how your lifestyle really means you're Shopsoiled and in need of a makeover. The hazy psychedelic freak out instrumental bit builds brilliantly.

Talafornia has a real Hole style bassline with all sorts of guitar stuff marking out the song's own territory as the super speedy vocals tell us all the reasons why they don't want to live there.

Wish You Where Here is a musical postcard from London letting you know how much fun they are having while still missing the girlfriend terribly.

The album closes with A Sunny Day that has some crackles at the start of a sweet love song for whatever is left of the relationship.

Find out more at https://dimplediscsack.bandcamp.com/ https://www.facebook.com/sacktheband

  author: simonovitch

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