Asylums have evolved beyond the DIY ethics into which they were born, into a survivalist rationale in a world they see melting down economically and politically like a grotesque homage to Thatcher’s 1980s. One thing that remains constant is the intelligence residing in the space where a major label budget might have been. Asylums have not only survived to their second album in the difficult gladiatorial conditions of the music business, but also help launch the various trajectories of Beckie Margaret, Indian Queens, The Horse Heads, and Suspects via their own Cool Thing Records label.
Asylums have widened their musical palette. Like the brooding darkness of The Cure via the disjointed mind of Wayne Coyne.
For fans of: The Cure, Nirvana, Blur, METZ