Boomkat Product Review:
Western vinyl bill Salim Nourallah's Polaroid as his "professional debut", and he certainly sounds like a consummate old hand, penning songs like '1978' which come across as uncannily akin to something Paul McCartney might have come up with - albeit while he was in Wings (who, as Alan Partridge pointed out, were the band The Beatles COULD have been). Much of this material is approached from fresh angles, meaning the trad (some might say 'classic') sounding source material is given an entirely fresh perspective. Take for example the gravely loops of 'Waiting For You', or the droning instrumental core of 'Missing Funerals': Nourallah finds new ways of delivering a well-worn sound. It's never going to be easy for a songwriter to make themselves heard within that most crowded of sectors within the music industry, but Nourallah makes a pretty good go of it, fashioning unusual cut & paste electronic backdrops for his consistently excellent melodic structures.