Mess+Noise album review: Drawn From Bees – ‘Fear Not The Footsteps Of The Departed’, September 2010

An album review for Mess+Noise. Excerpt below.

Drawn From Bees – Fear Not The Footsteps Of The Departed

Drawn From Bees - Fear Not The Foosteps Of The Departed album coverBeware artists who tag themselves “art rock”. Which is exactly where Brisbane quartet Drawn From Bees positioned themselves with the release of their first EP, The Boy And The Ocean, in late 2008. They’ve since adhered to an admirable work ethic that’s seen them write, record and self-release material every six months under their own label, Bonefinger Records. Fear Not The Footsteps Of The Departed is their first full-length.

Drawn From Bees aren’t short on ambition, nor willingness to experiment with different songwriting styles. This isn’t amateur hour: every sound here is calculated almost to the point of sterility. As a result, what they achieve with polish is offset by an absence of warmth and humility. The songs are damned good, but it’s a record largely devoid of personality.

Full review at Mess+Noise.

More Drawn From Bees on MySpace. Music video for their track ‘Run Away‘ embedded below.

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