Album review: Pause and Effect by WhiteMoor

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Derby based five piece, WhiteMoor have been working hard over the last few years producing album after album of hits, experimenting with their eclectic indie sound to find their right ‘fit’.

Well with Pause and Effect, the band has struck gold. Opener Hollywood, provides an almost cinematic introduction of strings, then pounds open with an energetic burst. The track is constantly up and down and Benny’s vocals are better than ever. Hollywood is an anthem and you can almost see it played out to thousands in an arena.

Dark Sparks has more punch than the band’s typical sound, yet they carry it off effortlessly.

WhiteMoor’s previous album, Horizons heavily relied on an electric-indie crossover sound which made for a fantastic album, but WhiteMoor are like a good wine, they get better with age and experience and this heavier sound is unique and innovative.

This matured sound is clear in both She Makes Me Fly and Only Human, the tracks are a mellow and sentimental break within the album. The whole album exposes the talent of each individual musician, as well as vocalist Benny’s gritty vocals that slot in perfectly with the album.

Without a doubt, Pause and Effect is the band’s best album to date. The five piece have found their signature style and they are definitely one to watch out for. The album is flawless and will definitely be the soundtrack to many summer barbecues in Derbyshire.

Pause and Effect will be available from July 25 and available for pre-order now.

* We have copies of Pause and Effect to give away, along with WhiteMoor’s previous album releases Horizons and WhiteMoor. Three lucky winners will each receive copies of the three albums, a signed poster and other promo material from the band.

To be in with a chance of winning them, tell us the name of WhiteMoor’s new album.

Email the answer, with your name, address and daytime phone number, marking Album in the subject box, to: gay.bolton@derbyshiretimes.co.uk

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