The Morning Shift – Where would you rather be?

A long creative period can often produce mixed results (‘Chinese Democracy’ anyone…) but the three years half-Geordie outfit The Morning Shift have spent on ‘Where’ have clearly been a waste of nobody’s time. 

Poetic, adventurous and delicately considered, ‘Where’ is a gorgeous seven-track debut blending interesting sentiments about the fleetingness of love with layers of horn instrumentation.  Part Devandra Banhart intelligent/upbeat pop in places (‘Is it worth it’) and part Jeff Buckley delicacy in others (‘Raindrops in the night’), each of the seven songs shine as individual pieces yet fit together seamlessly to make ‘Where’ a complete album both in production, sound and overarching idea.  What a lovely little album and what a good use of time.