It’s been 40 years since The Buzzcocks wrote arguably the definitive song about romance gone wrong with Ever Fallen In Love (With Someone You Shouldn’t Have Fallen In Love With). Hell, even if it was never consumated, pretty much every human being on earth has done that at some point.
Seattle trio Dude York are not the first band since and won’t be the last to pick through the risks and wreckage of letting our barriers down – and Falling is an album which is entirely open to the idea of nominative determinism.
The musical backdrop here will be entirely familiar to anyone whose ever spent much time hanging out with a broken ticker listening to those 90’s “alternative” radio stations, all dragging bass and scratchy guitar chops. The Yorks have two members on singing duties for these retro-takes but it’s Peter Richards who gets the prime cut on Box, a slightly frantic but high gloss piece of synth pop with towering Robert Smith overtones.
There’s someone out there for everyone so the saying goes and credit to Dude York, Falling is all about that, sometimes pretty, sometimes a mess, with true to life an outcome that’s pretty hard to determine.
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