Melancholy is often not far from the surface, highlighted by the acoustically sparse opening track ‘Please Respect Our Neighbours’. This emotionally charged song hints at the turmoil behind many relationships. The album has so many highlights, and rewards with every listen. The quirky ‘Chat Room’ is about a man’s strange habits whilst trying to find love on the internet.
It has the Ruck Rover trademark all over it. Rob Clarkson has rarely been in better form, in both voice and songwriting, than ‘Other People's Good News'. The irony laced electro-pop ‘1000 Times’ sees the band embrace the welcome addition of the keyboards to their sound. The album maintains its strength with the power pop of ‘Mainland Sensibilities’ (a tale of a girl returning to Tassie) and ‘Something Good’. Ruck Rover have delivered another entertaining album in 'No Hints, No Clues, No Lies' sparkling with their great brand of accessible pop.
Smart, irreverent and fun – what else can you ask for in a pop record. ‘No Hints, No Clues, No Lies’ released April 5th on Candle Records, distributed by MGM Distribution. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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