Boomkat Product Review:
The first song on 'Loose In The Air' has got more faces than a Ye Olde clock shop. Starting with what sounds like a rimy fog of field-recorded confusion, 'Up All Night' then allows a Devendra-esque (by way of Mr. Wilson) lament to puncture the bellicose air, before this is all consumed by a riff-tastic punch of post-rock then... it dies back down only to remerge as a borderline shrug of guitar-ska. Add to this the utterly addictive (Yoko Ono?) melody and you've got yourself an unquestionably arresting introduction. The collective musings of David Greenhill, Donald Beaman, Jacob Morris and Jeff McLeod, The Double share a border paddock with traditional pop-rock, albeit given a heft injection of experimentalism and then trotted out in some miss-matched gymkhana. So whilst the likes of 'Idiocy' and 'Icy' genuinely wouldn't seem out of place on daytime radio, they are spiked with a potent blend of experimentalism that falls just below the tacit radar - meaning that you can sing along at the time only to look back and wonder how it subverted the memory. Listing Syd Barrett, Alice Coltrane, the Beatles, Horace Andy, the Zombies, Suicide, Brian Eno and Keith Hudson as direct influences on their approach to music, The Doubles have taken the blue-print bucking spirit of these artists and applied it to one of music's most maligned and mistreated genres. Loose yourself!