Everything is massive and in the red. The melodies are tidal waves, the vocals lines layered beyond what would be reasonable because it's the only way to do it. Every guitar solo is someone telling Brian May what he should be doing if he'd just stop holding back and being so damn meek. The lead guitar on Time Goes Fast... is of the sparks-on-the-neck variety, while the fuzz Steven employs during the heavy moments is so fat a doctor would tell you to avoid it. It's Rock'N'Roll Fantasy Camp hosted by three people who in a more just world would be playing Wembley Stadium three nights a week. In their minds, they already are.
LostAlone's return is not just welcome but timely. Listening to The Warring Twenties, it's clear that for LostAlone the world makes no sense unless you're doing LostAlone. Living in the warring twenties, we're going to need bands like them. Just as Def Leppard, The Human League and The Undertones created worlds vastly different and more glamorously fun than the surroundings in which they were composed, for the next little bit of time we're going to need dreamers to help us escape. Helpfully, LostAlone are here with flaming guitars, the biggest shades you've ever seen, and a fistful of tickets to Paradise. Welcome back. Not a moment too soon.
For fans of: Queen, Muse, My Chemical Romance
The Warring Twenties is released on September 30 via Dharma
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