Boomkat Product Review:
Like fellow epic indie rockers Arcade Fire, Bodies Of Water are based around the central axis of a husband and wife team. David Metcalf and Meredith Arthur don't sound quite as impressively overblown as their Montreal-based cousins though, instead creating their upscale sound via big band dynamics and singers assuming choral positions. After the initial high drama of 'Gold, Tan, Peach and Grey', the band settle down for a few more intense, sober sounding tracks, only to find the funk on 'Water Here', which features some fast-skanking guitars and parping horns. You get the impression that these guys are a hoot to watch in a live context and the group have clearly poured their all into this sophomore effort, and more often than not it pays off, as on the Abba-esque sing-along 'Darling Be Here' and the spacious blues ballad 'Only You'.