Silent To The Dark – NME Review Young people: so confoundedly unpredictable these days. While all around them rages a terribly ‘now’ 24-7 orgy of hard sex, soft drugs and silicone enhanced pop, The Soft Parade – aka 18 year old Alex White and 16-year old brother Tom – have spent hours cloistered away, constructing one of 2001’s most appealing debuts out of stunningly passe fossils like guitars and melodies and analogue whirrs.
So ‘Silent To The Dark’ starts and ends like Sparklehorse. In between lurks a song that would have done Oasis proud, if Teenage Fanclub hadn’t snaffled it first. It’s really good.
They’re doing it all wrong, you know, all wrong.