Format: Digital, CD, Vinyl.
Background/Info: Italian formation Talk To Her saw the light of day in 2015. The band seems to have gained some recognition in its homeland while the debut EP “Home” (2018) was a successful work. “Love Will Come Again” is the band’s debut full length released again on Shyrec, but now also available on Icy Cold Records.
Content: The album sounds like the continuation to “Home”. Even if the band’s claims to be inspired by post-punk, the main influences emerging at the surface are clearly indie-like. The songs reveal a perfect twist between pop and rock music. The guitar has for sure a 80s touch on top, but mainly creates the rock side of the work while the melodic element the songs have been achieved with has something more pop driven. I can’t really compare Talk To Her with another formation, but they somewhere make me think to Editors.
+ + + : Talk To her confirms the strong potential revealed at “Home”. I like the fact this album contains only new songs, which makes the “Home”-EP a bit more special. The songs are once again carried by impressive guitar playing, which literally makes the spirit of this band. Call it post-punk or indie-pop, it doesn’t’ really care! “Love Will Come Again” has something authentic; the songs are mixing retro elements with something more personal resulting in multiple great songs. “Away/Afraid” however is the masterpiece of the album. This song has something more 80s like, but still maintains the indie touch of this band. Other attention grabbers are “Ibisco” and “Hollow”.
– – – : I don’t have major minus points about this album, but I get the feeling this band is even able to do better.
Conclusion: Talk To Her has the potential to become something ‘big’. This debut full length is more than a successful and accomplished beginning!
Best songs: “Away/Afraid”, “Ibisco”, “Truth”, “Hollow”.