When British Psych/Folk/Blues quintet Gomez got started nearly a decade and a half ago, they were all around 18 and the personification of the title of their 2006 singles/B-sides compilation, Five Men in a Hut. Now they've grown up and moved away from each other.
The distance between members has helped Gomez decompress after their consistent touring and has increased their productivity during the rare moments they’re together again. And technology — home recording, e-mail accessibility — has helped the Gomez members stay connected creatively, which was extremely beneficial for their new album, A New Tide.
A New Tide certainly displays a looser vibe, hearkening back to Gomez’s earlier albums. In some ways it’s a return to form; in other ways, a fascinating extension.
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