Electralyte - Scratch Beneath The Surface British Product Cross Rhythms Radio Airplay Audio Samples Available

Scratch Beneath The Surface by Electralyte

Cross Rhythms Rating: 7/10
CD: Album
Tags: CD, Rock, Album, Airplay
Normal Dispatch Time: 1-5 days
Second album release from Britpop/rock band.

Price: £9.97 was £12.99 Check other currencies
  1. 1. Again Again
  2. 2. Tall Stories
  3. 3. Where In The World
  4. 4. Athens
  5. 5. Stardust
  6. 6. Let's Get Married
  7. 7. Spiders And Flies
  8. 8. Life On Mars
  9. 9. Ted Talmeer
  10. 10. Rock Mover
  11. 11. Paperweights And Paperdarts
  12. 12. Photographs
This track data is supplied by the Cross Rhythms review library. Please note that CD/DVD tracks may vary according to release region or product version. You should not assume that products purchased through Cross Rhythms Direct will necessarily have identical track listings to those shown.

Reviewed by Simon Eden

Anyone who has ever tried to put God in a box knows it can't be done; like so with Electralyte. An initial reaction to their sound would easily categorise them into indie Britpop/rock suited to a summer music festival; but superficialities can be deceiving. This is why with these guys you have to 'Scratch Beneath The Surface' to see their true nature. They have much to celebrate at the moment with a new contract with Fierce! Distribution, supporting Delirious? on tour, and the addition of a new member Dave Griffiths on guitar which is only likely to see this second full album take them to greater success. Any suggestion that they are remotely like their distribution stable mates would be unfounded, because their blend makes them unlike anything else at all. With a fan base in the Salvation Army youth wing, you might expect brass bands or at least worship tracks, but you would be mistaken (although you did get the brass band on the last album). The lyrics are often esoteric and mystical, with spirituality subtly cohabiting with magical ("Stardust"), but left me feeling like I need a literature degree to understand them. The track "Tall Stores" takes the classic Christian lyric "This is my story, this is my song" and makes it new again, whilst "Life On Mars" indicates that they don't know The Way, or the way back, and the lament of "Spiders And Flies" would have the Goths interested. Musically not many of the tracks here have hooks which make them instantly memorable, but there is still a maturing of their sound which will please their fan base.

Style: Rock
Cross Rhythms Product Code: 48316
Product Format: CD
Content Type: Album
Cat. Code: Fierce! FIERCD44
Items: 1
Release Date: 31 Jul 2008

Second album release from Britpop/rock band.

Delirious? - Kingdom Of ComfortDelirious? - Kingdom Of Comfort
Rock CD British Product Cross Rhythms Radio Airplay Audio Samples Available


Rock stalwarts return with an album that will weigh you down and lift you up.

Posted by Nat Schaefer in Bristol, UK at 20:11 on Sep 10 2009

Simon Eden, you have reviewed this album far better than Chris Sharp reviewed Electralyte's eponymous debut EP. I've just bought the album and can't wait to hear it! Thanx for giving the Chelmsford boys a good name again (again)!

Please type the letters shown above

» Can't read it? Generate another one

Email Sign Up

Get the latest info and offers from Cross Rhythms Direct by signing up to our email mailing list.

Sign Up
Recommended Music