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  Second Chances by Cave Women

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Artist: Cave Women
Title: Second Chances
Catalogue Number: No catalogue number
Review Format: Download
Release Year: 2014

It’s easy to lose yourself to harmonies even when it is apparent to all and sundry that you have overdosed on cynicism so many times in the past. Even the simplest harmonies will do the trick and Cave Women – despite their name they are actually from the civilised environment that is Sacramento, California – are in possession of many such things.

It would also seem that they seem determined to escape from the reverb decorated, and currently fashionable, walls of dream pop to a cleaner if somewhat bleaker future. Their songs, too, seem almost too polite on initial acquaintance although the lyrics quite clearly draw more on alienation, loss and displacement with “Robots”, in particular, best demonstrating their focus on restrained melancholy.

To say that Cave Women are a headphone friendly band is not the insult that it might seem as the reflective nature of their music makes listening to them much more of a personal experience than a shared one. In the final analysis though, it is that very intimacy that marks them out from the crowd.

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Review Date: September 2 2014