Review – Cousins

By Remington Fioraso

Album – The Halls of Wickwire
iTunes Link –
Release Date – May 13, 2014
Genre – Garage-Rock
Label – Hand Drawn Dracula

Halifax garage-rock Cousins will be releasing their third full-length album on May 13, 2014. Entitled “The Halls of Wickwire”, ten tracks are contained on the release. It includes “Mess” in which a video was released for previously. The duo consists of Aaron Mangle on guitar/vocals and Leigh Dotey on drums.

The tracklisting contains songs that you can get up and dance around to like “What’s Your Name” and “Phone.” In addition, there are slower tracks like “At Odds” and “Singing.”
My favourite songs on the album are “Mess”, “What’s Your Name”, and “Other Ocean”. Melancholy yet hope fill the lyrics. Combined with the harmonious vocals and instrumentals, it is a solid album.

“The Halls of Wickwire” has a similar sound to their previous releases so fans will know what to expect and will enjoy. However, it is a great introduction to the band if you have not checked them out yet.

Rating: 4/5

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