Album Review: The Black Tambourines – Freedom

Now that summer is over, and work and school have taken over, you need something to lift your spirits and take you back to those hopefully lazy sunny days relaxing on a beach somewhere. Well have no fear as I’ve found something that should certainly help.

Falmouth is soon to be on the map, what with The Black Tambourines hailing from their sunny shores. This foursome has been taking the music scene by force since 2009 and with the release of their second album Freedom, the follow up to 2013’s self-titled debut, they are set to dominate the world of British rock.

Freedom is quite literally special, it’s full of diamonds and it’s quite hard to pick a favourite track from the eleven. It has a rough edge to it, with tons of soul and energy added for good measure. It almost feels like it was recorded right by the salty air of the sea. The loose sound, full of the psychedelic undertones that have become expected of them is bound to draw you in. You will almost not want to listen to another album all year.

If I had to choose a stand out track, it would have to be ‘Namaste’. It just enticed me. I found myself having to replay it over and over, as I couldn’t get it out of my head. I found myself being transported to the 90’s whilst listening to it, as I got an element of early stage Nirvana within this track.

If you like raw, gritty, psychedelic rock then you certainly need to give Freedom a listen; you are guaranteed not to be disappointed.

Review by Amy Rush Da Silva

The Black Tambourines tour the UK in October/November on the following dates:

14th – The Hope & Ruin, Brighton
21st – The Cavern, Exeter
22nd – The Fleece, Bristol
30th – Princes Pavilion, Falmouth

14th – Independence Festival, Southampton

Watch the video for ‘I Wanna Stay Away’:

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