Ahhh Tel Aviv a place of…well actually I don’t know anything about Tel Aviv but it wouldn’t have been my first guess if someone asked me where this album originated from. Swimming deep within the pool of pessimism Morrissey was spawned in all those years ago, Vaadat Charigim have created something that shows the patron saint of doom and gloom’s influence is still as strong as ever. By combining wintery post-punk guitar tones with thick shoegazey soundscapes and taking them through sweeping post-rock dynamic shifts, these guys take twee British misery soaring to bigger, more cinematic levels of grandeur than the Smiths ever dared. And the best thing about it all is that there’s no Morrissey – Result.
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