Mouthful of Glass follows on from the 2012 release of their debut EP Engines, and sees a genuine growth and positive progression in the songwriting ability and performance of the band.
You can stream and download EP track The Nurses Can’t Help me via the ABoF SoundCloud page
Watch the video for the track via the Alburn YouTube channel.
Exhibiting post-rock elements, as well as an emo-infused sound not dissimilar to classic underground American bands such as The Appleseed Cast, Thursday, Jets To Brazil and Texas Is The Reason, Alburn have produced a sound that evokes memories of the mid-to-late 90’s Washington DC movement. Opening track ‘The Nurses Can’t Help Me’ sweeps and sways – heavy, laden stop start guitar melodies angrily spit as an interchange of vocals belt out from the speakers and grab you by the throat. ‘Golden’ showcases the band’s ability to execute the quiet / loud dynamic as well as time changes galore and screaming vocals which are all unified by flawless harmonies. While title track, ‘Mouthful of Glass’, conjures memories of their influences – bands who have been represented by iconic labels such as Deep Elm Records, De Soto and Crank!.
Comprising Pete Duthie (guitar, vocals), Gee MacPhee (guitar, vocals), Chris Hunter (bass) and Danny Kelly (drums), initially Alburn was a name Pete and Gee used to release songs under in 2007. However, Danny was approached to play drums in 2012 and, on recommending his friend and bass player Chris to the rest of the band, Alburn were born. Mouthful of Glass is the result of months of writing together – the first time the band have written collectively in their current guise – and the writing process has seen the band create a slightly more visceral sound than on their previous release.
Mouthful of Glass was recorded with Neil Kennedy (Last Witness, Burn The Fleet) at The Ranch and mastered by Alan Douches (Mastodon, Converge). To support the release Alburn will be playing shows throughout the UK as well as playing a launch show with We Came From Wolves at King Tut’s Rock n Roll Damnation Festival.
Mouthful of Glass is due for release on 25th August 2014 via Spilt Lies Records.