THE JANSKYS – WHEN SILENCE SPEAKS
When manifested in iTunes, this album claims to be indie rock.
It is, but also, it isn’t. Songs like ‘Tell Me’ ‘Motion Sickness’ and ‘That Way’ have a definite indie spine but fleshed out with folk. ‘Lost’ is set against a delicate dance backdrop and sounds like The Rapture. ‘Better Day’ could be a Radiohead tune. To surmise ‘When Silence Speaks’ in a sentence the album sounds very much like The Maccabees decided to start frequenting Fagans. I think I really quite like this album – it’s unlike anything I’ve heard in a while, and it’s brilliantly produced.
By Sam Briggs
ORIGINAL ARTICLE CAN BE FOUND IN ISSUE 39 OF TOAST, AVAILABLE THROUGHOUT SHEFFIELD & ONLINE HERE: http://www.toastmagazine.net/reviews/albums/the-janskys-when-silence-speaks/