Nobody Likes A QuitterBad Timing Records / Favourite Gentleman Records
By AJ Phink
Nobody Likes A Quitter is the new album from All Get Out, it will be released via Bad Timing Records and Favourite Gentlemen Recordings tomorrow, October 28th. It’s been a long wait for the follow up to their 2011 full length, The Season, this latest release was produced and co-written by Andy Hull and Robert McDowell, both of whom are members of the Manchester Orchestra, who along with Nathan Hussey have collaborated to create an anthemic indie record that will presumably appeal greatly to fans of both bands. However for those who are unfamiliar with the work of either artist we need to explore Nobody Likes A Quitter.
Room To Talk opens proceedings and it does it in fine style, it varies between a plodding indie style, that is augmented by sparkling keyboards, and an upbeat chorus that boasts a much heavier guitar sound, the two parts are in contrast to each other yet they fit together perfectly. Home is a consistently frantic number that features a staccato drum beat with an offbeat timing that makes the song a slightly challenging listen, but this is a powerful track that well and truly kickstarts the album into life. Chasing Skirt is delivered in a more straight forward style that features a strident drum beat and Whatever is a great anthemic indie rock number. The album takes a well earned breather at the half way mark with the haunting Empty Nest, the latter half of the album is another five tracks of contrasting styles and influences, including the wonderful Now You Got It, that mirrors the initial handful of tracks by bowing out on a mellow note.
Firstly it must be said that Nobody Likes A Quitter has been superbly produced by the members of the Manchester Orchestra and what this collaboration has delivered is a varied and well crafted album that has something for pretty much everyone, from the punkier influences, through soulful introspective moments, there’s even a country twang that creeps in here and there, and obviously there’s a healthy dose of indie rock that is an almost omnipresent influence. I can honestly say I wasn’t expecting to enjoy this album as much as I did, Nobody Likes A Quitter is damn fine release that is the result of a collaboration between two artists, between them they have produced an album that is stronger than either of their previous works. Five years is a long time to wait for an album, but I can safely say that Nobody Likes A Quitter was worth it.
Nobody Likes A Quitter can be ordered via Bad Timing Records here