The Diarys
If Walls Could Talk

The Diarys describe their music as ‘… a truly remarkable soundtrack to life’ but, while it’s an alright record, I wouldn’t go as far to say it’s exceptional.

The first track, ‘In My Head’, is quite a plain song, which doesn’t really get going. The vocal is bland and musically it comes across as an uninspired acoustic Pink Floyd, letting the band down from the start.

‘Drunk Smile’ has more of a rhythm than the opener, with a very slight reggae/swing feel. This track is definitely better than the opener with the vocals coming across much better, leading the line and getting you perfectly chilled. However, the short ending is a bit of a shock as it totally changes from a happy go lucky vibe to a jumbled up jazz collapse.

The mood changes back to slow for the third track, ‘Not Too Loud’. The title to this song is an exact description of the song itself, which, like the first track, is dull and lifeless. ‘Find Me’ has a bit more get up and go but it still needs a kick up the back side to get it really running.

There’s plenty of people that enjoy listening to music that doesn’t inspire them in any way, but personally I need something to get me excited and passionate. And I have to say I’m as passionate about this album as I am about an upset stomach. Sorry guys you’re just not my cup of tea.

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Louise Stephens was a long-term writer for The Mag.

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