MONEY – Suicide Songs

Album Review by Will Moss | 12 Jan 2016
Album title: Suicide Songs
Artist: MONEY
Label: Bella Union
Release date: 29 Jan

2013's The Shadow of Heaven saw MONEY become a worthy addition to Manchester’s rich bloodline of musical mavericks. Bewitching melodies, lyrical dexterity and a sense of meticulous craftsmanship earned the band a wealth of critical praise and seemed to capture something of the gloomy beauty of their own city.

Suicide Songs sees the trio perfect what they started to build on their debut. The murky allure of the Northwest is still a prominent aesthetic, yet second time round they have the confidence to shed more light on what was previously kept quietly in the shadows. As the album’s title might suggest, the sum is a result of the significant mental strife the band have encountered in the last couple of years, though Hopeless World and Night Came conversely appear to signal their breaking through this wall of depression. They have arrived on the other sounding bigger, brighter and possibly even more beautiful than before.