The Novaks – Things Fall Apart (Sonic / Warner Music Canada)

I will be the first to admit that The Novaks debut initially left me underwhelmed. I thought it was decent but nothing really stuck out to me as being terribly ground-breaking. So imagine my surprise at simply loving this new record from the Newfoundland band. Imagine Tom Petty fronting a truly guitar-heavy rock n roll band; the songs are solid, drenched in distortion and thick as the London fog. Highlights for me include Billy The Kid, Cold and Lonely and the melodic There Goes The Night.

 

After being bowled over by Things Fall Apart, I’m left to wonder what the hell was my problem with their debut? It’s all in the past, Novaks. Please accept my sincere apologies.

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