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  • Summary: The debut release for the Isle of Wight brother duo was recorded at a former water tower.
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  1. Feb 24, 2014
    90
    Champs deserve to be gracing grander environs on the back of this album, and while that may not happen, Down Like Gold does ensure that they’ll have thousands of eyes trained on them when they make their next move.
  2. 85
    This is immediate, incredible folk pop that pays homage to the godfathers, performed amid the disco balls of a train hurtling through time, by kids who love alternative guitar bands.
  3. Feb 24, 2014
    80
    An album of satisfying melodic warmth, Down Like Gold is a winter morning headphone treat. [Mar 2014, p.110]
  4. Feb 24, 2014
    80
    [A] dazzling folk-pop crush. [Mar 2014, p.94]
  5. Mar 18, 2014
    70
    An album of summer anthems this is not, then, and its collision of sorrow-tinged dreaminess and ethereal symphonies ensure it’s not just good wallowing material, but good material full stop.
  6. Apr 1, 2014
    70
    Down Like Gold showcases the duo's harmony-laden, folk, and indie pop sound.
  7. Mar 4, 2014
    60
    A warm and personable record then, but one that doesn’t put its head above the parapet often enough to properly engage.
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