The Great Distraction
the Leeds-based five-piece’s fourth is a high-energy, cosmic jump through a darkly neon hyperspace that melds elements of post-rock with stomping house beats, making for a striking, complex listen.
their newfound commitment to a four-to-the-floor philosophy shines through in the widescreen power of opener ‘Mobilise’, in the dark energy of the pulsing ‘Position’, & in the deep build-up of ‘Gløwer’. The results stand tall amongst Vessels’ typically towering slow-burners as Wayne Coyne’s (flaming lips) vocal soars towards the clouds on ‘Deflect The Light’, Vincent Neff’s (Django Django) presence adds to the powerful dramatics of ‘Trust Me’, & John Grant imbues ‘Erase The Tapes’ with characteristically austere beauty. “A few of the longer instrumental tracks on the album strike a balance between long, dirty, polyrhythmic techno & the math-rock, post-rock band we used to be, & that’s never left us,” says drummer Tim Mitchell.
- Deflect The Light (feat. The Flaming Lips)
- Deeper In A Sky (feat. Harkin)
- Trust Me (feat. Vincent Neff)
- Everyone Is Falling
- Radio Decay
- Erase The Tapes (feat. John Grant)