` Kingfisher’s nautical themes and melancholy sounds are reminiscent of the group’s summer 2012 release Ships, but with a new bite. It’s got melody, bliss, angst, melancholy, and nostalgia all wrapped up into a neatly, well progressioned – bow. Prawn’s heart-on-it’s-sleeve lyrics are an organic and completely sincere form of lyrical storytelling. Kingfisher’s maturity gives credibility to the group’s new and improved sound. Each song engulfs listeners with rhythmic cycles, only for them to break and be thrown back into the album. The new release is one of the most pleasant things to recently come out of the Emo Revival.
The band commits to a full range of sound, mixing twinkly slow jams and pacier melodies. Each angsty chorus and bridge is followed by sweet soothing comedowns and innovative lyrical honesty.
Each song of this album stands independently, all the while forming a completely cohesive, fluid piece of work. This album is a gem and deserves several listens.
*** the 35 second guitar solo at the end of Absurd Walls rocks.