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3RD MARCH 2014

These boys seemed to have scraped right to the bottom of their hearts to create this album, delving back into their messy and tragic past on which their debut was based.

With the risk of sounding too cliché, Augustines is an explicitly emotional filled journey, which gushes through thick in the music. If the strings that weave through the tracks haven’t pulled at your heartstrings, then maybe the choir at the end of ‘Weary Eyes’ will do it for you. Each song is cleverly climaxed, showcasing their easily listenable rock sound and McCarthy, Sanderson and Allen’s clear musical talent. The same ‘Wo-oah’s appear as if we were listening to a latter Kings of Leon release, and the lovable husky voice appeals to all.

If you manage to get to track 10 without shedding a tear, then ‘Highway 1 Interlude’ is sure to crack the hardest of hearts, creating a sound that could surely win a movie soundtrack prize. And matching the relief and hope felt in the credits of a movie, the final track ‘Hold Onto Anything’ leaves us with an optimistic and triumphant sound.

Augustines have waded through the muddy waters, but come back stronger than ever with an album filled with emotive music and hope.

10 April – Leeds, Cockpit
11 April – Glasgow, Arches
12 April – Newcastle, Sage 2
14 April – London, Koko
16 April – Manchester, Academy 2
17 April – Bristol, Trinity
10 May – Sheffield, Plug
11 May – Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
12 May – Oxford, O2 Academy
14 May – Liverpool, East Village Arts Club
15 May – Edinburgh, Liquid Room
16 May – Birmingham, Institute