White Noise Cinema – Unpersons (Review)

Electronic rock 6 piece White Noise Cinema are based in the West Midlands and are back after a Christmas break. Starting the year as they mean to go on, they return with their second single โ€œUnpersonsโ€. As someone whoโ€™s seen these guys live several times, Unpersons is a personal favourite of mine, so Iโ€™ve been waiting for this release for a while, and my goodness, itโ€™s lived up to my expectation. An astonishing release thatโ€™s filled with industrial, alternative rock melancholic soundscapes.ย 

Starting off as a simple bass riff, the song seemed to have built itself organically over the course of a year, so the band mentioned. Unpersons fits in a relatable dark way like no other track in the bandโ€™s discography. Elevating but holding onto a deep, honest meaning, the whole arrangement secures a huge sound ready for the next level. Exiting in a strong finale, there’s elements of Nirvana’s In Utero’s era that shines through, which obviously could never be a bad thing.

In an interview, Benji of WNC mentioned the meaning of the repetitive โ€œmy god is bigger than your godโ€ lyric; “Thatโ€™s just another way people distance themselves. โ€œMy thing is better than your thingโ€ or โ€œmy beliefs trump your beliefsโ€. Itโ€™s not an obliquely anti-religious song, although I donโ€™t care much for organised religion. Like all of our songs, you can find your own meaning in the lyrics, but generally speaking itโ€™s about the idea that the world is moving into a direction where weโ€™re retreating into our own separate corners. Nationalism is beating out globalism and I think thatโ€™s a terrifying prospect. That can only end in division and hate, itโ€™s like a recession weโ€™re sinking into as a species. Weโ€™re going to end up as nothing people, just singular islands. Unpersons.”

As one of the best bandโ€™s on the West Midlands scene, itโ€™s great to see them getting more recognition with each release. 

Score: 5/5

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