Pigeon Detectives - We Met At Sea

  by Tony Gaughan

published: 15 / 7 / 2013

Pigeon Detectives - We Met At Sea

Label: Cooking Vinyl
Format: CD
Hit and miss fifth album from West Yorkshire-based indie rock band, the Pigeon Detectives


The Leeds quintet claim 'We Met at Sea' was a new chapter and direction change for them more in keeping with their reputation as a "notable live act". Openers 'Animal' and 'I Won't Come Back' are, however, typically the Pigeon Detectives of old, and the first track which signals a change of direction is 'Light Me Up' which I found a bit irritating in the same way as I found Daft Punk's 'Get Lucky' was. I doubt they will mind if it achieves the same public reaction though. The album has it's moments, particularly with 'I Don't Mind' which I reckon their fans won't either . It is maybe not as strong as their Dance to the Radio debut 'Wait for Me'. 'Day and Month' is reminiscent of fellow Yorkshire men Arctic Monkeys , and the closers 'No State to Drive' and 'Where Are You?' are a return to the indie pop of the earlier releases .

Track Listing:-

1 Animal
2 I Won't Come Back
3 Hold Your Gaze
4 Light Me Up
5 Can't You Find Me
6 I Don't Mind
7 Day and Month
8 Unforgettable
9 No State to Drive
10 Where You Are

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