A five piece band from Harlow, Essex in the U.K., Morning Parade unleash their second album, Pure Adulterated Joy, with an eye on invading the American consciousness.  Having previously visited these shores (appearing on Jay Leno’s Tonight Show and opening for Smashing Pumpkins), they now turn to the idea of touring behind this fine new album.

“Alienation”, which is the album’s lead single/video has a neat electro-riff and a tight rhythm; Steve Sparrow (lead vocals) delivers nicely.  “Reality Dream” is uptempo and melodic; “Love Thy Neighbour” has a very Bob Mould-type guitar figure and tension (!) – I would qualify this as my favorite track and the album’s standout.  Other highlights include “Autoinjector” with its charging-forth tempo and the title track, with its feedback frenzied opening, leading into a neo-psychedelic structure.

All in all, a very good effort – looking forward to hearing more from this band.

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Rob Ross

Rob Ross has been, for good, bad or indifferent, involved in the music industry for over 30 years - first as guitarist/singer/songwriter with The Punch Line, then as freelance journalist, producer and manager to working for independent and major record labels. He resides in Staten Island, New York with his wife and cats; he works out a lot, reads voraciously, loves Big Star and his orange Gretsch. Doesn't that make him neat?

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