Good things come to those who wait – a decade in this case. Reforming in 2013 for a 20th anniversary Last Splash tour (featuring that particular album’s line-up), The Breeders got on well enough to concoct these 11 tunes.
Joy of joys, it’s très Breeders – the sibling Deal harmonies (at their lullaby-like sweetest on Dawn: Making an Effort), rumbling bass (Metagoth), feedback squeals (opener Nervous Mary) and stop-start dynamics (first single Wait In The Car). Six of the 11 tracks are in and out of your ears in less than three minutes, but why faff around when you’ve mastered short, sharp, indie-pop bliss? There’s nothing as show-stopping as Cannonball, but after a few listens All Nerve will still blow fans away.
All Nerve is out March 2 via 4AD/Remote Control.Buy now at JB Hi-Fi
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