The new album by Abel entitled “Make It Right” is something that can only be described as delectably good fun. The indie-rock four-piece from New York have been hard at work making this album sound diverse and different from every other band coming out of the US these days, but have they succeeded? You’ll soon find out.
The toe tapping track ‘Fire Walk With Me’ compromises memorable lyrics and anthemic choruses over upbeat and cheerful thump of the drum. The heart-warming love ballads ‘Come Home’ and ‘Comfort And Truth’ are as deep and meaningful as a Shakespeare play, delivering infectiously soothing rhythms throughout. The track ‘Fine Lines’ sounds highlights some of the more indie licks from the guitar but with a grungy edge, a bit like Lostprophets in chinos. Whereas ‘Daughter’ gives off a sort of simple plan crossed Alkaline Trio vibe, two bands you would not normally put together.
Down in a nutshell, the likes of this album really depends on how much you like typical American-pop punk. There are hints of A Day To Remember and All Time Low in the riffs and harmonic vocals, but there is also something a little bit quirky going on underneath. If you’re really into your melodic rock, you’ll fancy a slice out of this cake. But in all honesty, there are a lot of bands like this out there on the market, but that doesn’t mean you should choose the others over this. It is flawlessly put together, and the recording is faultless.
If you’re looking for something to cheer up on a miserable day, this is the record you need to be playing, especially if you live in the UK and you’re fed up of flooding in August, this promises to make you forget all about it, and make it right.
“Make It Right” is available from all good digital retailers from September 18th, 2012.