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Splashh - Waiting A Lifetime

Fuzzing and dipping through electric portraits of punk, psych and pop.
Splashh - Waiting A Lifetime
Published: 8:20 am, April 14, 2017
Fuzzing and dipping through electric portraits of punk, psych and pop.

Label: Cinematic Music Group
Released: 14th April 2017
Rating: ★★★★

For Splashh, ‘Waiting A Lifetime’ is an important record. After creating their own carved out universe off the back of debut album ‘Comfort’, this is the moment where a band confirms what they’re about, and doing it in style cements who they are. With ‘Waiting A Lifetime’, Splashh not only confirm the ambition of their debut but build pillars upon it.

Drenched in neo-pop glory yet surrounded in a fuzzy psychedelic packaging, ‘Waiting A Lifetime’ is a record that stands firmly on its own two feet. ‘See Through’ is a spiralling yet decadent dive into a hazy wonderland, a feeling that carries throughout, breathing at every moment through tracks such as ‘Come Back’ and the decadent pulls of ‘Honey and Salt’. ‘Closer’ lifts with an effortless electro-pop gaze, an alluring crunch of dreaming that soothes with 80s highs and garage-rock detours that punch with a classic pop sensibility, again dazzling on further cuts like ‘Under The Moon’ and ‘No 1 Song In Hell’.

What ‘Waiting A Lifetime’ manages to achieve in stunning fashion, though, is a whole ‘nother dimension for Splashh, one that lives in colourful backdrops and shimmering euphoric moments. ‘Look Down To Turn Away’ is an almost Tame Impala-esque lesson in vibrant construction, a structure open to vulnerability and the freedom to dive further - consistently delivering on a record that never falters in its identity. Fuzzing and dipping through electric portraits of punk, psych and pop, it’s the seeds of something stunning that’s only going to blossom further. Splashh are no longer the support act; they’re the real deal. Jamie Muir

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