'The Brink' is a melodramatic yet sometimes satisfying collection of tracks that are hit and miss throughout, with glimpses of genius through clever craft and vocals that wouldn't sound out of place on a Scissor Sisters record.
Sometimes the lead singer of The Jezabels can come across as quite shrill - it's clear that what she's going for is power but at times she just misses the mark, which is a shame because with a little extra control she could be fantastic.
Refreshing but at times repetitive, it does nothing to push the boundaries of pop, but instead relies on the solid foundations of 90's indie pop.
They've done well here with a semi-strong offering. Perhaps they're still trying to figure out who they are as an artist: or perhaps I just don't get it.
Worth a listen to see if you possess the acquired taste needed for an enjoyable play through.
'The Brink' is out now.