REVIEW: SNUFF - Come On If You Think You’re Rachmaininov

REVIEW: SNUFF – Come On If You Think You’re Rachmaininov

Releasing probably their most accessible material to date, SNUFF have unveiled an album of artistic splendor and wistful delicacy with Come On If You Think You’re Rachmaininov, released on their own 10 past 12 Records, on June 9th on CD, LP and download.

Loyal fans have become used to hearing fast, furious, to the point punk anthems ever since Hendon’s finest first breached the floorboards in 1986. This time around the beats are a little less ferocious, with splashes of folk, The Pogues-esque anthems and orchestrated depth, making this is an essential purchase for all die hard punks and new fans alike.

REVIEW: SNUFF - Come On If You Think You’re Rachmaininov

Opening with the anthemic All You Need Duncan Redmond’s growl befits the acoustic guitar backing, contemplative strokes of the 6 string alure you in wanting to hear more. Similar tracks of fascination showcasing fractured vocals backed by elegant orchestration and timeless chords structures include the sweet Lemon Curd, Bob’s Song, Nick Motown and the final clarion call Take Me Home. There’s talk of the band listening to the likes of Duke Ellington, Charles Mingus and Max Roach whilst recording this record, there are jazz tinges all over the record which make for pleasant revelations throughout.

With a pending world premiere performance at London’s The Lexington on June 12th, the 2 weeks it took to record this album looks to benefit a lifetime of listeners. A surprisingly buoyant and gratifying collection of acoustic refinement fitting for the coming long hot summer.

Come On If You Think You’re Rachmaininov can be purchased via the following link

Matt Mead

Matt Mead

Freelance writer who likes anything with heart and soul