Sex With Strangers from Vancouver in Canada is the alt-rock band of Hatch Benedict (Vocals / Keys), Mike Gentile (Bass), Alexis Young (Vocals / Keys), Cory Price (Guitar) and Dan Walker (Drums).
With seven years behind them and the release of their fifth LP – the ten track – You Know Something We Don’t? just recently, Sex With Strangers has more experience than most of the bands reviewed, which is evidenced in the quality of their material. Despite the relative longevity the quintet retain a fresh enthusiasm that is so often lost by bands of long standing.
Drawing from a wide compass of references Sex With Strangers is able to convert those influences to deliver rock romanticism with a dash of turbulence to produce music which has a gloominess that envelops the mind in the journey of sound. The delightfully constructed compositions float around the room as threads of silk, which fascinate the ears as the quintet amalgamate into a single unit whilst the instruments and vocal paint the story-lines.
Without ever over producing the reproductions Sex With Strangers deliver recorded music that would sit well in any-ones play-list as an example of a band who haven’t lost their way, yet are able on each release to add something new and I am given to believe that their live performances are something of a pleasure to attend.
You Know Something We Don’t? – Sex With Strangers is available on iTunes*.
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