The Guillemots: Red

“Red” is the second full length offering from Fife Dangerfield’s birdy four piece. Proceedings commence with “Kriss Kross” and it’s opening middle eastern riff giving way to a towering orchestral wall and crisp high keyed vocals. The album continues with extravagant musical styles touching light forms of modern jazz and funk and a bit of 80’s nostalgia whilst keeping a firm foot hold in their indie power pop niche. The album offers 11 intelligent and novel compositions non more so than “Words” whose gentle jazzy drums, mellow bluesy guitar, harmonica, piano and glockenspiel would stand up equally well without any vocals.