The See See – Once, Forever & Again

A brilliant 13 song offering released in late 2014, Once, Forever & Again by London-based The See See showcases the band’s latest sonic journeys, and is the subject of this week’s Pop Focus. Once, Forever & Again, The See See’s third full-length studio effort, finally breaks some ground and gains a little traction in the bigA brilliant 13 song offering released in late 2014, Once, Forever & Again by London-based The See See showcases the band’s latest sonic journeys, and is the subject of this week’s Pop Focus. Once, Forever & Again, The See See’s third full-length studio effort, finally breaks some ground and gains a little traction in the big wide open USA. There’s an intensity in the band’s delivery that sets it apart from most neo-vintage acts; a nebulous “convincing” factor that makes these tunes ‘burst’ from the speakers. The songs speak to your imagination, and invite you to dream of days gone by, and days yet to come. Songs on Once, Forever & Again are beautifully written, well-crafted, wonderfully melodic music. Comparative band names thrown at these guys include The Byrds, The Beatles, and even The Kinks; The See See are an original amalgamation of influences and don’t clearly sound like a clone of any of those. Distilled without filler, songs don’t stick around if they don’t have to, are not noodly, and there aren’t really any superfluous “dead spaces”. Tunes are complete, not lacking instrumental passages despite their brevity. It’s nice that the band doesn’t forgo instrumental work in favor of “just […]

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