Album review: Svalbard – ‘It’s Hard To Have Hope’ (Holy Roar Records)

Svalbard – ‘It’s Hard To Have Hope’ (Holy Roar Records)

Svalbard artworkHailing from Bristol (home to fellow righteous din-makers IDLES), Svalbard aren’t fucking about with their social-political ideologies on ‘It’s Hard To Have Hope’, every single track directly relating to an issue of contention. In the hands of a lesser artist, this could feel like grasping at straws, or throwing fireworks in the mix just to generate discussion. But, Svalbard aren’t lesser artists and the sheer passion and musical prowess of the band lends each song an anthemic ‘call-to-arms’ feel, as Rich H explains:

from CD Reviews

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