ARCHIVE: Irish Times review “Broadcaster” LP

Revelino: “Broadcaster”

Fri, Nov 15, 1996 – Kevin Courteney, Irish Times

Dirt, DIRTY CD10 (50 mins)

Dial-a-track code: 1641

Dublin guitar giants Revelino release their sophomore album, signalling their avowed intent to broadcast to a wider audience. Songs like Radio Speaks, Step On High and Rollercoaster have that Fender bending edge, but there’s an added depth to songs like Down The Streets, All Hope Is Fading and Close. Overall the tunes are firmer, the harmonies more heavenly, and the sense of adventure is palpable. Stay Down and Been And, Gone bear the inevitable B***les lineage, but the Brit crits will probably lump them in with Britpop bands like Dodgy. Not a bad thing, really.

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