Errors - Have Some Faith In Magic (Rock Action)

Glasweigans continue their post rock onslaught.

Released Feb 14th, 2012 via Rock Action / By Larry Day
Errors - Have Some Faith In Magic (Rock Action) Errors have come a long way since forming in sunny Glasgow way back in the sepia tones of 2004- touring with Mogwai, Underworld and 65daysofstatic, having tracks featured on adverts and releasing two critically acclaimed albums. Is it possible to continue this streak of bold excellence? It turns out that yes, yes it is. Have Some Faith In Magic seems to sum up their career so far, whilst simultaneously showcasing strands of things to come. The diverse third effort from the Scottish electro-rock quartet both delights and intrigues, with more and more to be discovered with each subsequent listen.

The group have been famed for their instrumental synth-slathered post rock, and Have Some Faith In Magic sees Errors break down all those preconceived notions. There are vocals for starters- largely new territory- and the elements of post rock that still remain are barely recognisable. Opener 'Tusk' mauls the ears with an aggressive hair-metal-ish guitar riff, poppy and spangling, until the duet of keys and strings are tempted into a lurid affair with the addition of a skulking bassline. The intense catchiness of the melodies remind us exactly why we fell in love with Errors in the first place.

Flecked with an 80s synth sheen, the epic 'Magna Encarta'- lead single off the album- introduces us to the vocals that Errors have to offer. Rather than spouting lyrics, the band tend to use their voices as a new instrument, wailing and sampling words across the ether. The six minute voyage climaxes, spraying the listener with a healthy dose of their patented guitar hooks. 'Pleasure Palaces' features mesmerising chants, space-age synths setting all phasers to stun and tropical harmonies. The sheer grooviness of the track conjures images of strobe lit clubs and alcohol-infused youths cutting shapes.

The record flies from strength to strength, belting out dancefloor fillers and introspective charmers. It's oddly refreshing to see a guitar band with so much to show. We're past the days of pop-rock being churned on factory lines, a new breed of guitar band rises from the ashes. Errors are prominent players in this grand movement, blending their synth-powered super electro with intricate and intelligent noodlings. Watch out for Errors on their UK tour, coming to a city near you soon.