"Reminiscent of the much missed Elliott Smith" - Artrocker Magazine
For fans of... Elliott Smith, Red House Painters, Mark Lanegan, Dinosaur Jr
Algernon Doll is pleased to announce the release of second album Citalo-pop, out now via Common Records.
A departure from last years debut album where singer songwriter Ewan Grant expelled the difficulties in dealing with the toils of extreme anxiety disorder and bipolar, Citalo-pop immediately offers a freshness in comparison with the inclusion of fuzzy grunge-esque guitars, distorted, layered vocals and Algernon Doll's trademark off-kilter alt-folk sound exhibited in his releases to date.
This is exhibited in the album track 'Anti-them' which sees Algernon Doll continue to explore his alternative rock roots, as Grant's pained vocals and grungy guitar sound comes to the fore.
You can download 'Anti-them' below:
You can watch the exclusive video for 'Anti-them' in the embed below or from Algernon Doll's YouTube page.
Inspired by the likes of Red House Painters on Old Ramon, Mark Lanegan, Elliott Smith and Dinosaur Jr, Algernon Doll continues to display a maturity beyond his years by executing such a rich texture to his songwriting - something many of his contemporaries would aspire to achieve.
As well as 'Anti-them', songs such as 'Cassini' mark an immediate change in direction - up tempo, distorted guitars soar throughout, with driven incessant drumming and time changes galore, all brought together by Grant's emotionally charged vocals. Even the dreamier 'Home- schooled', which has a far more ominous feeling, illustrates the direction Algernon Doll has taken as the track builds slowly into a visceral, heavy outro spearheaded by Grant's expressive guitar playing and intense vocals.
Citalo-pop is a vehicle for Grant to expel his dark outlook on life while allowing him to tap into his punk and hardcore background, creating a schizophrenic sound that keeps the listener on their toes throughout the 13 tracks found on the album.
Grant has assembled a full band for live shows to replicate the bigger sound produced on the album, adding another dimension to his sound. To support the release of Citalo-pop Algernon Doll will be playing a launch show at the 13th Note Cafe in Glasgow on 13th June.
Citalo-pop is out via Common Records and can be purchased on the Algernon Doll Bandcamp page.