THE AMAZING - IN TRANSIT VINYL (2LP GATEFOLD)
Release Date: 6th April 2018
The incredibly underrated Swedish melodic rock band bring us their fifth album as they fine-tune their craft whilst also going slightly off-script with some more experimental guitar noodling and jazzier moments. The Amazing might not command your full attention right away - but that's their trick and the beauty of a band that focus on the subtlety in songwriting and in crafting beautiful atmospheres like they're putting touches to a watercolour landscape painting. The Amazing by name, and damn sure amazing by nature. Don't let this band pass you by any longer!
FFO: Sigur Ros, The Appleseed Cast, Do Make Say Think, Slowdive
"The Amazing stay just out of focus. On their fifth album, In Transit, they once again perform the unlikely trick of making music that is both dreamlike, drifting across the consciousness, as well as perfectly constructed. While In Transit shares the sense of mood of many of singer and founder Christoffer Gunrup’s favourite bands – the Cure, My Bloody Valentine, Flaming Lips – it never drifts away into self-indulgence. At the heart of it all, beneath the washes of guitar, the woozy reveries, are sturdy, intensely melodic songs. You hear that from the very start of the album, when 'Pull' slides into view, slide guitar casting shapes and shadows across the arpeggios beneath, while lightly jazzy drums propel the song forward and Gunrup mournfully whispers his barely audible lyrics, before the song ascends into a refrain that sounds like every emotion combined."