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Artist: Gold Class
Label: Felte
RRP: £13.99
Release Date: 18 August 2017

Drum is the second album from Gold Class - the follow-up to 2015 debut It’s You. Formed in 2014 by a union of workmates and friends from a Melbourne bar and creative-writing course, Gold Class’s string of lean, explosive live shows culminated in It’s You – a distillation of the then-fledgling group’s wiry punk, carried by Curley’s booming baritone and themes of personal politics, sexuality and identity...

Drum is an interesting second album, but I think my biggest issue with it stems from the fact I can't stop thinking that this sounds like a long forgotten The Smiths album - maybe a collection of rejected songs from their early years.

The LP contains 10 songs (40 min, 27 sec) and while I did enjoy it on balance, there's no real identity pushing through. Each track just seems to sound pretty much the same as the next.


Nick Smithson

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