Album Review... Red Drapes - Suffer In Silence

Red Drapes are from London, and write songs filled with great vocals and heart-warming lyrics. They have finally released their début album (all be on a Japanese label) over a year after they released their highly acclaimed début EP. The same EP that sold out in Japan within 4 hours of it being on sale. So, the album... does it trump the EP?

Suffer In Silence:
This is a great opening track for the band that have slowly become one of my favourite bands of the moment. 'Suffer In Silence' is a slow track, but who would want this to be fast, the vocals are pure bliss and I'd have to say the production and mixing is perfect! With this song just inching over the 4 minute mark it is worth every second of your time, brilliant!
Out of 10: 9/10

Second Chances:
From the off this track cements it's place in the album with the bass and drum enticing you into the song, then you are pinned down by the guitar in the background and then the vocals come... Is there anything this band can do wrong? Another love filled track for the romantic in us, they truly are on to a winner here.
Out of 10: 9/10

The song of the highly acclaimed EP is back, and (to me) sounds the same... but I don't care, always nice to have a well known track added into the mix. This was the song that got me into them so I can't really give this a bad review. But one thing I will say is that this is the track to define this band by, the track people will remember them by.
Out of 10: 9/10

Hush Now The Dockyard:
One of the new tracks here, and this track starts with attitude with slightly distorted guitars whistling down your ears and their melancholic sound just giving you the chills. Just jaw dropping, I can't praise this band any higher, every track so far (including this one) is just beyond words.
Out of 10: 9/10

This track is also featured on the début EP, but I never get bored of this track. One of their tracks which is a bit more upbeat and great for singing to on a hot sweaty summers evening. Their Post-Punk grooves come into play here and you can even hear hints of their influences here such as Joy Division and The Smiths. I do just absolutely love the guitar riffs in this song, one thing to keep me listening over and over again!
Out of 10: 8/10

False Alarm:
Quick of the marks here, they don't like to hang about do they! They have supported Chapel Club before and you can see why, this song could easily fit into a Chapel Club set. If anything this track is better than anything they (Chapel Club) can ever imagine of. With pulsing bass in the background and guitars tingling away in the foreground this is yet another track to fall in love with.
Out of 10: 9/10

First Hand:
Adam is on top form here again with singing that can only be described as breathtakingly moving. Every time this track comes on I can't help whacking up the volume so I can take in every slight detail of the track.
Out of 10: 10/10

Dirty Windows:
The last track on the EP and once again the last track on the album. This is the most stunning track on the whole album, the opening of the song kind of scares you as you think the band are playing right in-front of you, that's how good they are. With rushing guitars and drums this is a marvellous track to listen to as you finish off - what has been - an amazing début record.
Out of 10: 10/10

Red Drapes - Suffer In Silence
Out of 10: 9.1/10

Definitely one of the contenders for album of the year!

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