Artist: The Hotelier
Album: Home, Like Noplace Is There
Record Label: Tiny Engines
Release Date: 25th February 2014
For all its emotion, "Home..."'s distinctly unoriginal flavour leads boredom to settle in at an early stage
Massachussetts youngsters The Hotelier are seemingly the archetypical band to be spearheading the renewed interest in the late '90s/ early '00s Emo scene. Their debut album, "Home, Like Noplace Is There", is certainly emotionally charged (especially on the duo of 'Your Deep Rest' and 'Among The Wildflowers') and there's some decent lyricism abound too, like on 'Housebroken'. The sorry truth though is that there is NOTHING on "Home..." that hasn't been done before, and thus tedium settles in at a distressingly early stage.
Key Track: 'Housebroken'
For Fans Of: The Wonder Years, early Brand New