Released: 15th October 2021
There’s something about Bleach Lab. Their second EP, ‘Nothing Feels Real’, is run through with that sort of spectral, magical powder that first drew Wolf Alice to wider attention – a gut instinct that something truly special could be just around every corner. In terms of high compliments, it doesn’t come much better than that.
Produced by the legendary Stephen Street, it’s no surprise there’s a touch of The Cranberries to opener ‘Real Thing’, either – Jenna Kyle’s vocal gliding across the emotional spectrum, never losing the warmth that draws the listener in. Musically deft of touch, ‘Inside My Mind’ manages to covey both the weight of thoughts and a soothing, reassuring tone in the same four-minutes, while ‘Talk It Out’ may well be one of the more subtle earworms of 2021 so far.
While so many new acts go for the big and bombastic to grab the attention, Bleach Lab’s approach is far more effective. An EP that doesn’t just impress, but stops you dead in your tracks. Stunning.