Alternative music reviews

July 18, 2006

Box of A Billion Lights by The October Game

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The October GameI got an email last week from Carmandie Records, a small record company that has just started up saying was I interested in their first two releases. A promo single and an album arrived this weekend. The album is Box of A Billion Lights by The October Game and it is magnificent – a joy from start to finish. In the area of a very English Cure with the ability to add instrumentation from other genres. There are times when you can hear folk music guitar motifs and times when it’s like a member of Mogwai has done a session for them. It is also than album that you need to hear in its entirety – you get a glimpse from songs on MySpace but the full effect can only come from listening to the whole hour and eleven minutes.

This is uplifting music tinged with sadness, deeply rooted in the history of English music in the same way that Alt-Country is in America. Both can be understood and marvelled at.

The October Game


  1. “they’re good”

    Comment by Sarah — August 5, 2006 @ 1:48 am

  2. The October Game are absolutely fantastic!! Every song on the album is amazing, but the last song is my absolute favourite :o)

    Comment by Lianne — December 21, 2006 @ 5:39 am

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