Release Date: Aug 26, 2016
Record label: Ear Music
Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock
New Model Army's latest album is gloriously uneasy listening for the masses When it comes to passion, NMA don’t do things by halves – what you get are hearts on sleeves, bloody knuckles, politics, poetry and polemics. So it is with Winter, the first full-length follow-up to 2013’s Between Dog And Wolf, which finds Justin Sullivan in fine storytelling mode, his characters battling for survival in undetermined landscapes (Winter) or struggling against the odds in a refugee hell straight off the ten o’clock news (Die Trying). .
Between Dog And Wolf.
On the face of it, it seems difficult for a band so fueled by righteous anger to last 35 years without some serious fizzling out. But New Model Army has done it, as awesomely intense now as it was when the West Yorkshire act began. That’s not to say, of course, that Justin Sullivan and his latest band of brothers fire on all cylinders every second in front of amps and mics – NMA abandoned straight electric folk decades ago, after all, and has never shied from musical experimentation.