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Black Swan Lane – Hide in View [Album Review]

Black Swan Lane – Hide in View [Album Review]

Black Swan Lane share their ninth studio album, Hide in View.

Heralded as the ‘most Manchester, U.K. sounding band from the U.S.’ Black Swan Lane take the best out of the post-punk/alternative scene from 90s Manchester and make it their own. The 12 track album is packed full of the dark undertones that made bands such as Joy Division and The Chameleons so enticing. It also has its fair share of epicness, as the excellent production completes the whole package.

Everything for this record was done during the pandemic, which brought its own obvious challenges. Forced to change tack, lead singer, guitarist and instrumentalist, Jack Richard Sobel, took over full songwriting, recording and mixing duties for the first time in the band’s 15 year existence. The result is an album that encapsulates the general feel of the pandemic, as the dark layers give way to sprinkles of light, which I’m sure we can all relate to. Hide in View is out now for all to enjoy.

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