Wolf & Cub - Vessels

an album of epic ideas woven with their own brand of progressive psychedelic rock

Album Review by Garry Thomson | 11 Apr 2007
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Album title: Vessels
Artist: Wolf & Cub
Label: 4AD
Beginning with the pounding hazy title track, Vessels, the debut album from Adelaide's Wolf & Cub seems to be from another time entirely - a time when having two drummers wouldn't have seemed excessive; a time when the glam stomp of March of the Cloud would have been seen as innovative as opposed to derivative. This is an album of epic ideas woven together with their own brand of progressive psychedelic rock, but it still somehow lacks a certain edge to mark it free and clear from any outstanding predecessors coming from a similar school of thought. The drums are colossal, and with scuzzy guitars that gel well with hypnotic vocals, Vessels sounds like they've been listening to their Spacemen 3 records as well. Ultimately though, to these ears, this record just falls short of what they seem to have been trying to achieve. [Garry Thomson}
Release Date: 2 April. http://www.wolfandcub.com