One of my favorite album of late is Come Down With Me, the sophomore record from Glasgow’s Errors. Since their early EPs, they’ve always had a distinctive sound; but never as fully focused as in these new songs.
The first half of CDWM is full of well-honed, well executed ideas – glitchy, cheerful guitar lines and synth driven pop melodies. When so many most instrumental bands seem obsessed with gloom and introspection, it’s relief to have the likes of Errors around.
The album does stifle a bit during slower moments; when the pace lessens and the layers are stripped away, there’s nothing going on that hasn’t been done better by others (our own Halfset spring to mind). Overall, Come Down With Me is a triumph, mixing lush, organic sounds with bouncy, mechanical kraut leanings.
Errors play in Dublin’s “Academy 2 bar” (to try and call it a venue would be too kind…) next Thursday 25th March – their first show over here since they supported label-mates/mentors Mogwai at the Button Factory in 2006.