BLEACH LAB – ” Nothing Feels Real “

Posted: October 15, 2021 in MUSIC
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There’s something about Bleach Lab. Their second EP, ‘Nothing Feels Real’, is run through with that sort of spectral, magical powder that first drew Wolf Alice to wider attention – a gut instinct that something truly special could be just around every corner. In terms of high compliments, it doesn’t come much better than that.

10 track vinyl LP combining the first two EP’s from Bleach Lab. the band’s second EP is full of open-hearted emotional songs Whilst their debut EP, A Calm Sense of Surrounding found them processing grief, in particular the loss of bassist Josh Longman’s father, its follow-up finds them striving to set boundaries both personally and romantically. From a musical standpoint, Nothing Feels Real comprises their most immediate material to date. Influenced by the likes of The Sundays and The Cranberries, it features their biggest choruses, whilst the introduction of drummer Kieran Weston and his background in producing Bon iver-esque ethereal pop, has added an extra layer to Bleach Lab’s already complex sound. “Nothing Feels Real” is the document of a band who have progressed both musically and emotionally since their last outing

Produced by the legendary Stephen Street, it’s no surprise there’s a touch of The Cranberries to opener ‘Real Thing’, either – Jenna Kyle’s vocal gliding across the emotional spectrum, never losing the warmth that draws the listener in. Musically deft of touch, ‘Inside My Mind’ manages to covey both the weight of thoughts and a soothing, reassuring tone in the same four-minutes, while ‘Talk It Out’ may well be one of the more subtle earworms of 2021 so far.

While so many new acts go for the big and bombastic to grab the attention, Bleach Lab’s approach is far more effective. An EP that doesn’t just impress, but stops you dead in your tracks. Stunning.

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