A couple of singles in the shape of Gift of Desperation and Noise are already available and provide the listener with all they need to know regarding the sound and style. The band themselves describe their sound on a popular social networking site as “Dark, Atmospheric Alt. Rock, Film Music.” But what does Johnny Wore Black have to say about these ten tracks that make up Walking Underwater? Well, they say the songs are “Born from the trials and stimulations of life and the daily headlines that create the ripples in the pool that ultimately affects us all.”
Complete with samples and studio embroidery the ten songs have their own ebb and flow, following a rhythm that works very neatly creating a cohesive audio package. No better example of this can be witnessed other than the join between Up in Flames and So Dusted. Engulfed in atmosphere, the songs weave between the melancholy and angst-ridden. Tracks like All the Rage, One Love Song and Outside Looking In all shimmer under a modern neon glow and feel like a friend you only see in the shadows.
Walking Underwater is an example of mood captured in an audio capsule that refuses to float to the surface. If you wish to purchase an album that doesn’t conform, yet provides a top quality set of textures and shades, then prepare yourself to be quietly impressed.