After producing three EPs, London act The Reverse have now released an album's worth of material. Placed back-to-back this fourpiece now sound at least the equal of their nearest soundalikes Gene and Clearlake.
The title track to 'Shutterspeed' is the obvious standout thanks to an aggressive key change and Nathan Loughran's vocals, which have grown ever more distinctive since their first EP. Unfortunately, the remainder of the EP is decent, solid but unremarkable angst rock. The title of 'Some Things I Never Said To You But Thought Of Afterwards' may suggest Smiths pretensions but some decent verses lack the chorus to back them up. Similarly 'Tremble' is unremarkable B-side material. At least the band perk up a bit for the finale 'On Fire' courtesy of a fine riff. Ultimately, though, it's about time The Reverse produced an album rather than another EP.