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Hermits on Holiday


Hermits on Holiday

Debut collaboration from Tim Presley (White Fence) and Cate Le Bon

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  1. 9.0 |   musicOMH

    This is one of the most uncommonly satisfying releases of the year so far, whose charms reveal themselves best after a few plays
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  2. 8.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    They likely won’t be the band to soothe you into sleep, but they’ll more than likely be the band to kick your mind right open
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  3. 8.0 |   The 405

    This music comes naturally to both of them, and on Hermits on Holiday they have knocked out nine fascinating tracks with effortless skill
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  4. 8.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Bristling with brio and invention, it sounds as much fun to listen to as its creators evidently had making it
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  5. 8.0 |   Crack

    The riffs are complex but trip up and down the fingerboard with certainty, the drums are wild but purposeful
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  6. 8.0 |   The FT

    Numbed vocals recall Nico, while outbreaks of scratchy post-punk riffing — Presley was briefly a guitarist with The Fall — add grit to the whimsy
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  7. 8.0 |   Mojo

    The Cardiff-LA pairing might be creatively equal, but the sound they make is beautifully out of balance
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  8. 7.8 |   Pitchfork

    Most of Hermits on Holiday is pretty spontaneous and free-form, but it rarely lapses into the stuff of jam-band nightmares
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  9. 7.5 |   Earbuddy

    A fun album, with an appropriate amount of weirdness between some very catchy and well-written tunes
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  10. 7.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    Confusion is rife on ‘Hermits on Holiday’, but it’s strangely intoxicating
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  11. 7.0 |   Uncut

    Freaky and funny, as rigorously experimental as it is gleefully entertaining
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  12. 7.0 |   God Is In The TV

    This is never going to find a mainstream audience, but the aura of discomfort which permeates the mood here will ultimatey render it one of the most memorable releases of 2015
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  13. 7.0 |   NME

    By the end, it’s more than enough noodling, but you can’t help but marvel as Drinks shred their fingertips
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  14. 4.0 |   The Observer

    Fun to make, clearly; less so to listen to
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  15. 4.0 |   Under The Radar

    Sounds more like indulgent fun for its creators than a point of interest for its listeners
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