White Fence – 'For the Recently Found Innocent' album review

Fuzz and fidelity as Tim Presley's DIY rock project enters the studio

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<strong>Rating: </strong>4/5


The garage-psych gravy train keeps a-lurchin’ down the line. 2014 has already seen new releases from the scene’s other heavies, Ty Segall and Thee Oh Sees, and now it’s the turn of bedroom-based DIY singer-songwriter-fuzzmeister Tim Presley, aka White Fence.

However – perhaps reflecting the fact that he’s finally found a ‘proper’ international record label, Drag City –­ ‘For the Recently Found Innocent’ turns out to be the result of Presley’s first time in a real music studio, and it shows. White Fence have always been steeped in British Invasion popcraft, but now Presley has the sonic fidelity to match: first single ‘Like That’ could have been a hit for The Dave Clark Five (a few mangled guitar leads aside), while ‘Raven on White Cadillac’ opens with a plinky piano riff that would make The Small Faces’ Ian MacLagan proud.

Elsewhere it’s a slightly tidier version of business as usual (boosted immeasurably by the addition of Segall on drums): 14 tracks of feisty scuzz-rock belters, droning semi-acoustic acid-folk and the odd sparkling melodic gem. A scuzzy delight.

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