Describing a band’s music in terms of other acts has always been something that bothers me. But Gravenhurt’s ‘The Western Lands’ is something not of its own. It walks a quaint and peculiar path that meanders from The Smiths to My Bloody Valentine and in doing so, leads you to an unexpected conclusion: that music like this hasn’t been made for quite a long time. Delicate, introspective and solemn: this is one of the year’s most inconspicuous releases…yet one of its biggest surprises.
‘The Western Lands‘