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Brine Kill The Ill Review
BRINE
KILL THE ILL

INVERTED KITE RECORDS
Release Date: December 2nd 2016

Brine Kill The Ill

Hailing from Seattle, Brine have brought out a delicious record 'Kill the Ill', a fine-tuned alt-rock album to quench the thirst of fans who want to bath in vocals of The Smiths, the instrumentation of The Strokes and cheeky de-establishment tones of a punk rocker.
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Kicking off with 'Kill the Ill', the album opens up in a flurry of quirky indie-rock riffs and a sense of urgency rising from the drum back beat. Finishing on a spicy guitar solo, the track is reminiscent of heady noughties rock.

'Rats Asleep' is another track which oozes punk furore with the overlay of a tasty pop track. With the reverbed guitar illustrating and adding a sense of uncertainty to the vocals, it helps illustrate the overarching tone throughout much of the record.

A tone found when reading medical information pamphlets whilst sitting in the waiting rooms at the doctors - the album's title alone is enough to induce self-medication with the music itself hitting home that sentiment entirely. Perhaps this album has a new application in the public health sector. 'Evangelist' feels like a party anthem for any of those patients in remission. With swinging bass-lines and a vicious punk back beat, this track is probably a contender for best track on the album. Any album that will get anyone moving is on to a winner.

To surmise, Brine really brings the listener into a space dominated by the fantastical glamorous, retrograde feels of the vocals. Backed up by a punkish instrumentation, 'Kill the Ill' can totally be used a means to have a break from injury. Just don't use it for actual treatment for the healing process - that shit's homeopathy.


TRACKLIST
Kill The Ill
Norilsk
Rats Asleep
Asylum
Lies Atone
Tommy
Evangelist
Graveyards
New Year
Mutiny


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Review by Joseph Wilson