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Blaenavon - Orthodox Man

Everyone’s going to be playing catch-up for quite a while.
Blaenavon - Orthodox Man
Published: 7:48 pm, January 12, 2017
Everyone’s going to be playing catch-up for quite a while.



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With a tilt of a head, everything can change. It seems like Blaenavon have been dipping their toes into their musical hotpot for a while now, not only releasing track after track of an unfaltering quality, but in turn unravelling their various counterpoints and strands that make them the band they are. They’re here to take you on a ride, and it’s one that carves out life as you know it and serves it up on a glorious platter.

‘Orthodox Man’ fizzes with the early energy of those off-kilter indie pin-points of the mid-naughties. The tight spaces that Foals used to twist out of are here in abundance, shimmering and dazzling with equal measure and nabbing that prize spot not just with power, but with charm. It compliments everything Blaenavon have done to date, but this time doesn’t let you go - and it’s that what makes their world so alluring.

Harmonies abound and, drifting higher than ever before, ‘Orthodox Man’ flourishes most in its freedom, and its freedom will lay the path for what they’re about to become. Promised for a while but now finally realised, Blaenavon’s rich tapestry of colours and portraits look set to cover 2017 in everything it’s got. And if ‘That’s Our Lot’, then everyone’s going to be playing catch-up for quite a while. Jamie Muir

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