Tuesday, 1 October 2013

PREMIERE: Bailterspace - Trinine

Single review by kev@thesoundofconfusion.co.uk

There have been many notable reformations in recent years that have been widely covered. One band you won't find touring stadiums, banging out the hits and collecting the cash are New Zealand band Bailterspace (sometimes written as Bailter Space). The cult heroes might not be household names, but they have a big underground following (I personally count 'Retro' as an all-time favourite song), so 'Strobosphere', their first album in 13 years, was a welcome surprise. It showed glimpses of past glories without being an exceptional record. This was just the sound of them getting warmed-up again, and after a few gigs they were in full swing.

The reunion continues: the band have already put together follow-up album 'Trinine' and we're delighted to bring you the title-track, as well as previous single 'Films Of You', most probably the best two tracks of this new chapter. These recall their past as an '80s guitar band on legendary indie label Flying Nun and also their transformation into shoegaze/space-rock force to be reckoned with. The vocals are sharp, fresh, determined, and the music is a storming trip through all the sounds that made them great in two wonderful nuggets. It's not good to have them back for old times sake, it's good to have them back because they can still record songs of this calibre, songs that put many current bands to shame. Let's hope they plan on staying around for many more years yet and continue this kind of form.

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