Midnight Lion – All Greatness Stands Firm (Lock and Keys)


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After two-years of patiently awaiting their turn to climb from out of the trenches, Glasgow’s noble, grand-intentioned duo, Midnight Lion, finally release the monumental monikered debut single, ‘All Greatness Stands Firm’.

The dramatic bombastic tome, has been furnished with a palatial production – not a million miles away from the kind you expect to find on Kate Bush‘s, or for that matter, Simple Minds records. To compare them with, another equally aching-souled synth-pop duo, Hurts, seems disingenuous, yet that’s about the size of it.

With its rolling heart-beating barrage of toms and plunging piano, resplendent with neo-romantic voiced, and odd, sentimental words of wisdom, “If you throw enough frogs into the sea, eventually we could succeed”, we are led through a searing and emotive wail of a tune.

The accompanying Plastic, is an even more pained lamentation of melodramatic, stately gestured, plodding piano and slow-building revealing timpani; conducted as a reflective muse and tribute to home.

Elegantly crafted, and executed, All Greatness Stands Firm does at least show some ambition; though they could try to follow a more surprising formula.




[Rating: 3]


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