REVIEW | Thula Borah: Hope For Disappointment

Glasgow band Thula Borah have built a reputation over the past few years as one of the city’s finest upcoming alternative acts, having released a variety of high-quality records, and now they look to continue that streak with their latest offering, Hope For Disappointment.

They start off with the slick Bone Ships which is teeming with glossy riffs and a catchy rhythm; same case scenario for Estella, with the addition of memorable writing to further boot.

Resonant Evil is a rousing post-rock number characterised by, fittingly enough, a dark and dreary sound, whilst the slower I Never Made You Laugh progresses and builds toward a fiery finale.

Small Margins captures the audience’s attention with some thought-provoking themes, before the band cap off the record in style with the ambient, melodic Fairytale.

If there was one minor complaint we had, it’s that sometimes the vocals can be mixed a little too quietly underneath the instrumentals, making it hard to pick up on the lyrics.

But that’s a serious nitpick and it does little to take away from what is ultimately a great record that made quite the good first impression on us. This is a group we certainly need to catch live as soon as possible; talent like this cannot afford to go amiss on stage.

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