Younghusband have switched labels from Sonic Cathedral to ATP and release their second album, 'Dissolver'.'Dissolver' was recorded at the Invada studios in Bristol, which are owned by Geoff Barrow of Portishead. Robert Hampson of Loop recorded and mixed the album. Warren Ellis of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds and Dirty 3 provided string arrangements for two tracks on the album, 'Heavy Expectations' and 'Dissolver,' the closer and title track. Younghusband first appeared in 2011 and their second LP has been a smoke stack on the road ahead since their 2013 debut 'Dromes'. While that album defined a scene, this one sets them aside. 'Dissolver' takes in a wide sweep of guitar music and focuses it into a precisely individual proposition; a sound unto itself that nonetheless garners comparisons with Elliott Smith, The Shoes and Big Star. Even as they are expertly made, these assured, authoritative songs reveal the band at a tender moment. Hinshelwood's heart was on something of a butchers hook at the time - a situation as reliably constructive for music as it is bad news for the liver. He doesn't want to dwell on it and it's been expressed as well as it's going to be on standouts 'Better Times' and 'Blonde Bending' - or, for your insomnia album tracks playlist, 'Broken Girls.' Catharsis is achieved through lines of guitar, organs or words mined from a seam of classic power pop. For fans of Big Star, Elliott Smith, Pond and Toy.
- Genre UK & EU
- Released 30/10/15