, the alternative rock group from across the pond, has released their newest album, Ritual
. Their debut album, To Lose My Life
, was the first British No. 1 album of '09. They quickly gained recognition as the years breakthrough band as they were showered with countless award nominations. While many compared their sound to productions of Britain-past (Joy Division, Echo & the Bunnymen), they adamantly stressed a disassociation from this musical movement. The band, consisting of Harry McVeigh, Charles Cave, and Jack Lawrence-Brown, give their influential credit to Talking Heads. While Ritual
does possess its unique musical traits, it's difficult to avoid making the connection to the 80s New Wave.
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