Awolnation: Here Come the Runts (LP)
"Aaron Bruno's third rip-roaring roller-coaster ride!"
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Awolnation: Here Come the Runts
Following up a platinum certified debut and a second album that heralded a No.1 plus a couple more top 5 tracks can’t be a doddle. Multi-platinum artist AWOLNATION release their third studio album, Here Come The Runts with no pressure eh?
Once again Aaron Bruno is at the helm. To all intents and purposes, AWOLNATION is now his nom de plume. The brand for his solo outpourings. Producer, writer, recorder, he’s gone on record as saying he was after making a proper rock’n’roll/pop album. I guess growing up listening to Springsteen, Petty, The Cars and Dire Straits, it’s in his psyche and what you’d call a fair amount of prior learning. And yes, inevitably a hint of nostalgia.
So yes, the whole gamut of styles gets a testing on Here Come The Runts. Sweet Fifties styled surf rock pops up alongside wildly charged blasts of electricity and be prepared to experience a passionate display of vocal intensity. The title track opens proceedings with a fizzing electro beat and sets off a chain of events that whilst not providing something challenging, never reverts to predictable. Although you could possibly see Handyman in the hands of Coldplay.
At one point the thought springs to mind that this could be what Talking Heads in 2018 would or might be like. In fact, a cross between the manic side of David Byrne, throw in a bit of Prince style falsetto and the occasional rage against something. A tad of ballsy rock, some eighties new romanticism and a bout of almost improvised weirdness surfaces – often veering off at a tangent mid track or in the WTF was that half minute of A Little Luck…And A Couple Of Dogs. - M. Ainscoa Feb. 2018 louderthanwar.com
"... it’s easy to dismiss Awolnation as one-hit wonders; Here Come The Runts shows what a mistake that would be" - J.Azlewood Feb. 2018 loudersound.com
|A1||Here Come The Runts|
|A3||Sound Witness System|
|A7||Seven Sticks Of Dynamite|
|B1||A Little Luck... And A Couple Of Dogs|
|B2||Table For One|
|B5||Tall, Tall Tale|
|B7||Stop That Train|