• Olivia White

Alex Rave and The Sceptical - Reasons

Manchester born alt-rock quintet Alex Rave and The Sceptical return with their vivid second single Reasons following their potent punk debut track Itch

Emitting a profound air of confidence for a still relatively new project formed in 2019, this darkwave outfit seamlessly merge the worlds of post-punk, psychedelia and prog rock together. The result is the compelling concoction of a cinematic and enigmatic soundscape that not only penetrates the contemporary onslaught of post-punk, but also opens up the alternative margins offering a particularly gripping take that perhaps isn’t so predictable. 

Bespangled with a darkened-western backdrop, Reasons presents Alex Rave’s evocative narrative intimately embedded within a tight and angsty territory brewed by the band’s counterparts that arrests all the senses, plunging you directly into its immersive layering. Reasons is a distorted and outlandish take on a love story that unravels in a strikingly eerie yet beautiful fashion. 

Given the clear range of diverse musical influences that Alex Rave and The Sceptical’s Reasons presents, this graphic sequel provides the perfect glimmer into where the band’s vision lies whilst also leaving versatility to pursue wherever their creative inclinations take them in the future.

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