Before The End / As You Begin

by Tusk

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"Lovely interplay of guitars, vocals and drums."
- Tom Robinson, BBC 6 Fresh On The Net

"A glorious, glorious piece of work."
- Bob Fischer, BBC Tees

"Fabulous tunes."
- Nick Roberts, BBC Newcastle

"Both songs present themselves in a well crafted, intelligent indie-rock style. Before The End is the more groove-orientated of the two, building itself round a slick bassline, with suitably anguished vocals in its verse sections. Some well-placed counter vocals add depth to the arrangement. As You begin, arguably the best of the two, is more of a catchy rock song from the outset; the sort that will undoubtedly get fans singing enthusiastically to this bright new act. 8/10"
- Music Junkie

"Before The End and As You Begin achieve a refreshing balance between slightly melancholic lyrics without overbearing angst, combined with catchy melody, definite rhythm and the skilful lilt of lead guitar on top."
- Candid Online Magazine

"It’s a very palatable slice of shimmering indie which, to my seasoned lugs, sounds like a chunkier version of Mercury Prize nominees I Am Kloot. The vocals are very easy on the ear (how many indie-rock bands are kicking around who just can’t sing?) and they’ve spent some time actually coming up with some tunes which, again, many other bands don’t seem to bother with these days."
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released August 15, 2011

Tom Robertshaw: vocals & guitar
Jon Evans: guitar & vocals
Andy Cutts: bass
John Simms: drums

Recorded and produced by James Haselhurst
Artwork by Huw Dampney

Thanks to Jason Clarkson, Gareth Foster, Ben Nattrass and Bob Fischer

Live acoustic version of Before The End:



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