At their worst, Never Shout Never sound like Jason Mraz set against more of a dream-like musical texture, wordplay and everything with Indigo.
“I’ve got sixty-nine problems and the witch ain’t one” is repeated more than once in the first track “Magic.”
At their best, the band has a groove similar to Smashing Pumpkins’ Ava Adore on the track “All Mine,” but that doesn’t last long enough.
More than anything, this seems to be a band that is playing the songs, singing the songs, but not living them. The words are empty, with little emotion behind them at all. This is what indie-pop would sound like if it were performed by robots. Pitch-perfect, but not human.
Rating: 1.5 stars out of 5 stars