We Cut Corners: Impostors review – Theatrical indie with heart
We Cut Corners
Within the genre of indie music lies a particular strand of theatrical indie and that’s where Dublin duo We Cut Corner resides. Impostors, their fourth album, continues in the similar vein of melodic whimsy and melody that we’ve come to expect from them.
Guitarist and vocalist John Duignan’s high-scaling voice delivers perfect cynicism and self-awareness on Eke, a song that trivialises the solitude – literal or metaphorical – that people seek in the wilderness, again either literal or metaphorical.
“I have overdosed on country air. I swear! I couldn’t get suck another lungful down, it’s so sickly clean,” he sings over a tumbling tempo steered by drummer Conall Ó Breachain.
Dark humour burrows its way through the woozy and self-deprecating Original Sin and as the album title goes, impostor syndrome plays a role in the lyrics of the pleadingly tragic Stranded, where our core values are rocked when we’re faced with new challenges in life and love and we’re unsure how to react.
Impostors stylishly captures the niggling voice of self-doubt we all try to conceal with a false-sense of bravado.