The Gilded Palace of Sin – You Break Our Hearts, We’ll Tear Yours Out

A dash of classic Northern British Spleen given an alt country twist, this is not an LP to put on if you’re going out on a jolly.

 

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Fabulous Goth country brooding from Manchester’s finest saloon bar introverts. A dash of classic Northern British Spleen given an alt country twist, You Break… is not an LP to put on if you’re going out on a jolly. Given the country inflections on here I would bet they named themselves after the Flying Burrito Brothers LP. And there are also moments where the Boss is conjured up; (Rosa Salvaje) albeit a Boss wearing make up & high heels. Still, this collection of songs is more in thrall to Tom Waits, Crime and the City Solution or Mick Harvey than any alt-country Good Ol’ Boys stuff.

 

The opener For When We Forget and Bones of The Saints are magnificent exercises in self-restraint and balance, though the mood suddenly gets more strident and dirty with tracks like Mean Old Jack - which is some work-out let me tell you, and made all the more enjoyable for the Theremin part at the end - and the magnificent growls that are There is No Evil There is No Good and Rubbing Up.. The LP possesses a tremendous amount of thunder and can kick up some noise when it needs to. Give Nautilus a listen for proof.

 

Exhausting stuff, but tremendous, nonetheless.