GATED ESTATES – ‘Gated Estates’
Hailing from Hay on Wye, GATED ESTATES have released the must-hear self-titled album ‘Gated Estates’. It is an indie-rock release that you do not want to miss this August.
‘Bridge’ opens the release to an atmospheric beginning and wonderfully sets the scene for what will come. ‘A Letter’ instantly demands the listener’s attention; the pulsating beat and addictive melodies draw us in and take us on a journey.
In addition, ‘High Hopes’ is a standout track fuelled by an innovative sound, intelligent arrangement and thought-provoking lyrics. Moreover, ‘Hey Robot’ takes the album in a fresh direction, keeping the listener on their toes.
Also, ‘Bloodlines’ features an uncomfortable but intriguing opening that soon evolves into a classic track. Finally, ‘Locked by Promise’ closes the release and will have you reaching for the repeat button.
GATED ESTATES say about the release, “The ten tracks lyrically explore life under the weight of division and the relentless compartmentalising of opinion.” They continue, “Melody and structure presented in innovative yet familiar fashion. A pitting of classic songwriting, electronica, absurd humour, mysticism and emotive depth, Gated Estates explores old ways of thinking with modern tools.”
In addition, GATED ESTATES have worked with Shane Dixon (Nick Parker, Ginger Wildheart, The Sinners), Jonathan Morgan (OCTO-PI), and Rose Linn-Pearl (Peiriant) on the release.
Furthermore, ‘Gated Estates’ has been superbly mastered by Sam Grant & Nick Burchall, and the artwork is by Max Lilley @ Bite Design. Together, the team have crafted a body of work that will stand the test of time.
We are thrilled to hear ‘Gated Estates’ and can not wait to listen to what will come next. We adore the refreshing sound that makes GATED ESTATES stand out from the crowd, and the album is a release you do not want to miss this August!
FVMusicBlog August 2023
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