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Review: Whitehorse – Panthers In The Dollhouse.

Panthers In The Dollhouse is the new album from Whitehorse who release their new album this week through Six Shooter Records.  The band delve in to Body Politics on this record and they certainly make you listen to what they have to say.  You can listen to single from the record, Nighthawks now through Spotify here.

Whitehorse’s talent for crafting a sound is impeccable. This band certainly do not sound like anything I’ve heard before, weaving together dramatic beats, vocal layers and synth sounds that combine to make some great songs. This is particularly true on tracks such as Boys Like You where these qualities work together to make for an early highlight on Panthers In The Dollhouse and it just gets better.

Vocally they have a great voice in McClelland. McClelland delivers these tracks with a unique style, tracks such as Trophy Wife have an acerbic delivery that works on this track, the melodies partnering with her vocal in incredible style. The harmonies continues throughout this record, Doucet takes the lead on Pink Kimono, delivering a more Pop track with a huge chorus that just stands out on this album and is made to be played out loud.

Whitehorse are certainly a band who do things differently,  with unique combinations of sound that makes for an incredible listen. Working different sounds together and combining them with some great Pop writing, the band take down and pick up the pace to an incredible standard on this record, and they do it often –  there will be a song on this record that you are going to love. Highlights for me on this album are Trophy Wife, Kicking Down Your Door and Boys Like You.

8.5/10.

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