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PS I Love You – Meet Me At The Muster Station

PS I Love You,

Review by Jack Foley

IndieLondon Rating: 3 out of 5

KINGSTON, Ontario’s rising duo PS I Love You display signs of potential with their debut album, Meet Me At The Muster Station… but only signs!

The 10-track LP establishes their credentials as purveyors of relentless, snappy rock that is defined by its rawness and its brevity. The album only clocks in at under 30 minutes but is a relentless listen nonetheless.

It starts brightly, too, with the rousing rocker and title track dropping some classic guitar work (akin to the Rolling Stones and The White Stripes) as well as a raw, ragged set of vocals.

And it cranks up the volume and the mighty riffs even higher on Breadends, which drops the odd F-bomb among its lyrics and the sort of stadium-filling sound that wouldn’t sound out of place on a Foo Fighters’ record.

2012, meanwhile, opens with yet another impressive riff and suggests another cracker… but while the guitars remain impressive, Paul Saulnier’s vocals tend to get a little out of shape and revert to a wail, while the garage sound is less impressive.

And it’s here that the album seems to get caught between two stalls… flitting from crisp, strong songs to wailers with disappointing regularity.

CBEZ again drops Foo Fighters inspired guitar work but loses itself amid wailed, hard-to-understand vocals, while the fuzz and wail of Butterflies & Boners eventually becomes tiresome.

Thankfully, the album is saved by its strong opening and tracks like the raucous Little Spoon and the radio friendly, cross-over appeal of Facelove, which show they can carry a melody and appeal to the mainstream. The latter, in particular, drops the kind of riffs that wouldn’t sound out of place on a Dinosaur Jr production.

But PS I Love You need to work a little harder if they are to really make a name for themselves.

Download picks: Meet Me At The Muster Station, Breadends, Little Spoon,

Track listing:

  1. Meet Me At The Muster Station
  2. Breadends
  3. 2012
  4. CBEZ
  5. Little Spoon
  6. Butterflies & Boners
  7. Scattered
  8. Facelove
  9. Get Over
  10. Meet Me At The Muster Station (Pt 2)