Morning Runner - Wilderness is Paradise Now

This piano changes mood like it has multiple personalities. It begins with bombastic rocky intentions, only to become all tearful and smooth.

Album Review by Marie Lindstrom | 17 Mar 2006
  • Wilderness is Paradise Now
Album title: Wilderness is Paradise Now
Artist: Morning Runner
Label: Parlophone
A moaning singer and a grand piano, it would be easy to describe this quartet as a slightly more upbeat Keane, but they are so much more than that. This piano changes mood like it has multiple personalities. It begins with bombastic rocky intentions, only to become all tearful and smooth. In tandem, singer Matt shifts from sounding furious and stumbling over his words to appearing almost crooner-like. Having signed a record deal in 2004, Morning Runner already sound very tight and comfortable as professional musicians. Although these occasionally cheerful tunes mask somewhat dark lyrics, it is here where they are at their best, while they elicit the dirtiest of explosions from that grand piano. [Marie Lindstrom]
Wilderness is Paradise Now' is out on March 6.
Morning Runner play King Tuts, Glasgow on March 1 http://www.morningrunner.com