The Early Years - II album review
Overdue return of post-everything Londoners The Early Years
For the longest time, it seemed as though we may never hear from The Early Years again. Their 2006 debut brought glowing praise from all corners, not least from the likes of Brian Eno, The Horrors and Damo Suzuki. But the four-piece simply couldn’t agree on where they should go next, torn between forging ahead with the explorative krautronica of their first album or, as drummer Phil Raines puts it, making “a song-oriented record”. The upshot was that they stopped recording altogether, only reuniting for a one-off single in 2011.