Album Review of The Pace of the Passing by Toothless.
Release Date: Jan 27, 2017
Record label: Island
Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Electronic, Indie Pop
Made up of a mixture of wistful acoustic melodies, swelling electronic instrumentals and throbbing basslines, Bombay Bicycle Club’s Ed Nash’s first solo venture isn’t worlds apart from his main band’s discography, but instead a variation on a theme that will have you falling hook, line and sinker for the long-overlooked indie bassist. On semi-acoustic opening track "Charon", an air of laid-back artistic gloom is incorporated before lead single"Sisyphus" sees Nash up the tempo to a high which continues throughout the remainder of the record. Named after the Greek myth, "Sisyphus" is Toothless' take on the tale of a man whose punishment it is to roll a boulder up a hill every day, only for it to roll back down again.