A Classic Education – Call It Blazing
28/12/2011 § Leave a Comment
Published in AU Magazine.
As psych-pop six-piece A Classic Education’s first full-length album, Call It Blazing, chirps modestly into life, its authenticity is almost palpable. The effervescent blend of Sixties pop and modern surf-inspired indie boasts a uniqueness rarely found within the genre, and feels relaxed and perfectly natural. Elements of James Mercer’s work with The Shins can be heard in Jonathan Clancy’s wonderfully understated vocals, whilst components like the delightfully sweet violin around the closing phrases of ‘Gone To Sea’ and the snare that patters through the dreamy garage gem ‘Billy’s Gang Dream’ compliment the jangly, Americana-tinted feel of the album immaculately. Merlin Jobst