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Model Home - Album Review: ...And Nobody Made A Sound

12 Sep 2023 // A review by Liam Davis

Model Home’s new album wastes no time opening the listener into their soundscape in ...And Nobody Made A Sound; The new album teeming with swinging beats and sparkling guitar parts as well as a solid voice that empowers and uplifts the listener.

The opening track Home Again V feels like we’re being welcomed into a family- there's a comforting vibe to the composition- like the punk rock kids grew up. An immediate perception of this album of this album is the similarity between tracks- similar keys and chord progressions - as well composed and phrased as they may be- do tend to mix together and become hard to differentiate; with the exception of tracks like Spain and As Per which build up their stories into a thundering, satisfying conclusion.

With that being said this release can be viewed as a 40-minute anthology- a surplus of jazzy, poppy, Midwest emo-esque “last train home” / ”countryside road trip” music, wonderfully crafted and curated.

As for the fans of weird song titles- this is your kind of scene- with the head scratching yield of titles like 1984 Ford Laser Amateur Dryer Repair and Leaky Home Simulator 2031 - are sure to have your friends squinting at you as you say “yeah you’ll love this song it's called Nokia Ringtone”, without an ounce of irony.

In short- this is what local music should be; people, having fun. This is an album made for the people, jamming out on a late night drive or moving out of your parents' house.

It’s fun, concise and accessible. Wishing this band the best and with hopes to see more.


About Model Home

Model Home are a sad songs quartet from Christchurch. Their debut album ...And Nobody Made A Sound is due out late 2023 as a collaboration between Papaiti and False Peak Records.

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...And Nobody Made A Sound
Year: 2023
Type: Album

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