Record review: The 10:04’s – ‘Throes’

481015_10151658878962053_247224540_nFollowing on from their second release, ‘Lights Out’, last December this summer sees Edinburgh’s The 10:04s start the season with a fresh approach on their brave new outing ‘Throes’.

After the seemingly endless winter we experienced at the beginning of this year, the four-piece have finally resurfaced to present us with this latest venture – a dazzling portrayal of life’s daily grind, offering three minutes and 48 seconds of rejoice and refuge to those of us that find ourselves being swept away by life.

Taking note from post-punk revivalists The National and Interpol, The 10:04s deployed Thomas Mcneice of Gang of Four fame in the studio, successfully capturing the Edinburgh lads’ postcard portrayal of punk while tarnishing it with his own special brand of pop sensibility.

Paying homage to bleak visionaries Joy Division, the boys combine a cold ambience with punchy rhythms, defiant melodies with a brooding melancholy, leaving the listener plenty of room to breathe and reflect.

After a few dates down south (including the Mighty Boosh’s This Feeling festival) and their official single release at Electric Circus back in May, the group are currently under lockdown, writing and recording material towards a debut album expected for release sometime next year.

With this change in direction however we can only expect better things to come from the East Coast outfit and with a new single to look forward to late September let’s hope the 10:04s deliver on time!

Words: Micah Nye

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