The Soft Walls @SoupKitchen

By Lee Isherwood | 28 July 2014

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Grey Lantern are bringing The Soft Walls – project of Faux Discx records founder and Cold Pumas’ Dan Reeves to Soup Kitchen this weekend with support from local post-punk stalwarts Young British Artists and Brighton’s Faux Discx signings Teardrop Factory.


After recording and releasing the eponymous Soft Walls album in 2012, Reeves set to work again, this time with a borrowed 8-track and a vision of composing a suite of thematically- interlaced tunes, resulting in his Trouble In Mind debut, No Time.

“‘No Time’ is a fine and strange album.” – 8/10 NME

“Adventurous and bold yet distinctive in execution, No Time represents Dan Reeves’ most essential body of work to date.” – 9/10 Drowned In Sound

“A highly intriguing animal.” – The Line Of Best Fit

No Time’s ten songs are meditations on the passing of time itself and the pre-concieved notions (both external and internal) of what you can and should be doing with it. No Time’s lyrics touch on a universal fear held by many young people heading north of their Twenties; what am I doing, and will I have enough time to do it? While his debut was constructed ‘as-it-happened’ and recorded directly into his computer, No Time’s deliberate songcraft proves just how far he’s come as a tunesmith, seamlessly aligning his pop smarts with avant-leaning psychedelic drones and a propulsive, rhythmic drive. Dreamy guitar ragas like the opening track Won’t Remember My Name’ ebb and flow seamlessly into motorik head- boppers like Never Come Back Again and All The Same, whilst pop tunes Guided Through and No Time shimmer enticingly through a foggy haze.

Mixed to perfection with likeminded independents and Hookworms mastermind, MJ in Leeds and mastered by Joe Caithness at Subsequent Mastering, these are songs to get lost in; to discover & re-discover. Don’t worry – there’s plenty of time.

2nd August – Soup Kitchen
THE SOFT WALLS (Trouble In Mind Records)
Young British Artists – Teardrop Factory
£5 WeGotTickets / Doors 7pm