Rainbow Danger Club

Where Maps End - Album review

Rainbow Danger Club, Where Maps End

It’s hard to believe that it’s taken Rainbow Danger Club just 15 months to reach Where Maps End, their debut LP. With a lyrical flourish and story arc to rival The Decemberists’ The Hazards of Love and a reverb-drenched, multi-layered musical backing reminiscent of Local Natives or Arcade Fire, this is an album that demands attention.

The brilliant ‘Neighbours on the Rooftops’ and ‘Drown the Creatures’ return from last year’s EP, while a reworked version of ‘Live on in Photographs’ provides another highlight. All threaded together with brass-infused instrumental tracks punchy enough not to feel like filler, this is quite simply an outstanding record.

Jake Newby