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Reviewed by Stu Edwards

Brave New Void: BNV

Reviewed by Stu Edwards

Brave New Void: BNV

Brave New Void‘s ‘BNV’ delivers a steady stream of impressive alt-rock with a distinctly Brit-flavoured edge. The eight tracks from this Wellington four-piece maintain momentum and should be treated as a lengthy EP, rather than a short (41 min) album. Opening track Keep On Keeping On sets up the sort of intensity that can be expected from a stadium act, which hints at plenty of live takes as part of the recording process. With a lyrical theme of loss and hope running throughout, vocalist Joe Harrison injects wry snippets of irony into his phrases. The songs are generous in length and given plenty of space to develop. While the majority of the playlist powers forward like a melodic rock Trojan horse, closing track Change The Skyline eases up the pace to finishes with epic class. Those looking for an introspective Sunday listen should jump into BNV.

BNV by Brave New Void