“These are tales of trampled hearts and souls … its the stuff of all humankind. What’s rare and worth cherishing is the poetic flair with which Escape Act navigate these much weathered narratives. Their uncanny knack for creating surging, senses-filling melodies – all shuddering guitars, yearning vocals and racing beyond the speed limits rhythms – further helps illuminate their lyrical manuscript.
With more hooks than an abattoir and slab upon slab of bristling melodies, most strikingly on Corpses Candle and Kings Have Fallen, Loosely Based On Fiction is indie rock in excelsis.”
Chris also spoke to Colin Carberry a few weeks ago and the interview appears in the Hit The North column in the same issue. Colin had this to say…
“Loosely Based On Fiction – the debut album by the Belfast three-piece is as comfortable making a massive clatter as it is conjuring up sing-song melodies. On one hand, the buzz-saw guitars, brittle production, and lurches into unhinged noise would see it nestle comfortably alongside your Husker Du, Sonic Youth and Dinosaur Jr records. On the other hand the wide-eyed choruses, smart lyrical observations, and giddy pop-sensibility means it can slip in just as easily beside Orange Juice, Franz Ferdinand and even The Jam.”