Fault Lines is the debut album from Glasgow’s United Fruit, and it’s definitely one you’ll want to get strapped in for before giving a spin.
Opening track Kamikaze lives up to its name; it is fierce in the application of its reckless abandon, and sets a high bar for the record.
The 9 tracks really do blow by you like a hurricane, with a relentless vigour and dynamism behind every note of the just over 30 minute release.
In no time you will have fired through the band at full tilt on the riff orientated Dust To Dawn, and the more tempered Three, that produces one of the best moments on the record as it kicks in at the end.
Go Away, Don’t leave Me Alone (below) is an unforgettable track, with Iskander Stewart’s vocals motoring through the gears until you expect the cogs to explode. The track takes on a whole new persona half-way through, powered on by the relentless rhythm section, and surging guitars. It’s these same aspects that make this album work as a whole.
You soon realise that the pace and extremely high standard are not wavering on this record, and that United Fruit start on full tilt, but always seem to have another level to hit.
Fierce, relentless, full-on, call it what you will, Fault Lines is a brilliant piece of work.
The band are playing King Tut’s Summer Nights as part of one of the line up’s of the year. Check the preview for details and tickets.