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The Nectars : Sci-Fi Television

Although at times it’s buried, the sci-fi theme sits in small doses, and the album definitely hits its stride halfway through.

Sci-Fi Television begins with the minute long intro; Holy’, that brings your energy up, introducing the band and sending you into an ‘80s space movie odyssey. The first few tracks blend into the pop-rock genre but when ‘We Will Run’ blasts into action, the album takes a dramatic turn into a dynamic ode to generations of rock.

Sci-Fi Television melds 50 years of rock into one body of work, ‘We Will Run’ is a ‘00s pop-punk hit; I Want It’seems to sit amongst The Runaways discography; and ‘Don’t Panic’calls on Joan Jett. Vocal distortion, guitar solos, peaks and troughs for effect, it’s a house party mix for those who claim they were born in the wrong decade.

The Nectars should be rewarded for creating a thematic album. Although at times it’s buried, the sci-fi theme sits in small doses with sound effects transitioning between songs, or hidden in the mix of a track. It’s refreshing to see an artist strive to do more than simply place nine songs together. The album definitely hits its stride halfway through, filled with choruses to hook you in and energy to promote a good boogie.

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