Combining the candid honesty of Frank Turner, the addictive pop melodies of The Naked and the Famous, and the haunting male/female harmonies of The xx, We All Want To are, in a few words, bloody awesome.
A while ago, I had the pleasure of reviewing an Aussie band that gave me the shivers with the pure joy and reckless abandon of their album. I didn't think that any album would come close to that feeling. I definitely didn't think that any album would surpass it. But, my dear Bon Scotts, it is time I take your crown away for my new favourites, Brisbane's We All Want To (and yes, being from my hometown definitely works in their favour).
Sitting on the train listening to their latest release, Come Up Invisible, I couldn't keep a ridiculous (and probably a bit creepy) grin off my face.
With stand out tracks including "Shine", "It Felt Like A Film" and "No Signs", the album flows easily with charming and organic melodies. The natural sound of the record helps to further endear the band to listeners, making it sound as if they are performing right in front of you.
Sincere and melancholy lyrics such as "there will be nights, with no sign of morning" are carefully counterbalanced throughout the album with bubbly, foot stomping party (well, an indie party) songs that I dare you to not want to sing along with. The amusing and engaging vocal narratives are backed up with a clear, well rehearsed melody and rhythmic backbone that has garnered We All Want To a loyal local following.
Do yourself a favour and buy, beg, steal or borrow this album. It is amazing. It is uplifting, charmingly unpolished and painfully honest.
Review Score: 9.5/10