British India are one of Melbourne’s top bands, and have been on the ARIA charts for almost ten years. With eight songs voted into triple j’s Hottest 100, a certified Gold single, five albums and countless days spent touring, British India have earned a reputation as one of Australia’s hardest working bands, a reputation that supports their sixth album.
Although this latest album was started from scratch – with the band choosing to take an entirely new direction with the song writing and stylistic choices – it carries the same energy and brilliance that caused the bands last four albums to debut in the ARIA charts top ten.
Forgetting The Future manages to keep an emotional rawness which combines with the bands experience and skill to create an album unlike anything else, an emotional roller-coaster with a number of songs that have the ability to become anthems of a generation, such as ‘Take Me With You’, ‘Kiss Me Again’ and current single ‘Precious’.
The album has been described as both ambitious and explosive – and it lives up to and beyond any expectation these words can imply, both when listened to as an album or when each track is considered in singularity.
While the album is titled Forgetting the Future, it shows that the future only holds good things for the Australian rockers.
Reviewed by Perri Digby