Album of the Week

The new album by The Lumineers: Cleopatra. Photo: PA Photo/Handout.
The new album by The Lumineers: Cleopatra. Photo: PA Photo/Handout.

THE LUMINEERS - CLEOPATRA

Crazy though it is to believe, it’s been four years since The Lumineers shot onto the music scene with sweet Ho Hey.

Their Americana translated well across the pond, with their debut single going platinum in the UK charts. Now, the folk-rock Denver band is back with latest album, Cleopatra.

Their sound has grown in the time they’ve been away, with title track Cleopatra being reminiscent of The Gaslight Anthem’s American-edged rock sound.

Ophelia has a catchy keyboard riff, whilst Sleep On The Floor has a strong drum beat. Upbeat In The Light and Angela are stand-out tracks, with fans also likely to be happy to hear Gale Song and Patience, which are laced with the romance we’re used to from the band.

In the last four years, the market has been flooded with folk-rock and acoustic performers, however, Cleopatra shows The Lumineers really do have staying power.