Fiel Garvie appear to strive for some sort of gothic stylings with slightly poppy and occasionally lo-fi tunes. In fairness it’s a bit of a mess. The (talented) female vocalist saves them from absolute averageness, At times sounding like PJ Harvey and at less interesting and more annoying times like a female Brian Molko minus the American accent and feminity.
Musically there is little to catch the attention save some New Order-lite electronic sounds. What IS remarkable is the cover art. Depicted is a bloke that does not look un-like Matt Bellamy with his tongue on a candle, not content with the pain that this undoubtedly causes he also sports a pierced tongue. It’s a bit melodramatic and certainly awful, but may appeal to the young goth. Cunningly placed next to some Marilyn Manson CDs in Tower Records, units would be shifted.
The album is nothing but average and the beginning of the chorus on “Risk” reads, “I have longed for the day when I am old enough to die.” I suggest opinions are formed on that lyrical extract alone.
4Tim Whitehouse's Score