Careless - Galactic Tourists

Published Thursday 24th December 2009
Careless - Galactic Tourists
Careless - Galactic Tourists

RATING 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 87190-16211
LABEL: Independent
RRP: £10.97

Reviewed by Peter Timmis

Sit down and fasten your safety belts, this is going to be a ride you're not going to forget. Anyone familiar with the band already know what to expect; razorwire guitars, in-your-face drumming, a relentless pace and, of course, the maniacal vocals of James Liskutin aka Jamie Careless - the Christian equivalent of Johnny Rotten, maybe, a charismatic, engaging frontman in his own right, definitely. The album opens with the energetic "25 Feet Per Second" a song guaranteed to get audiences pogo-ing when the band perform it live. Not to be confused with some of the more one dimensional noise-merchants that litter the genre, there are big chorus's here that imprint themselves onto the consciousness. In particular the melodic groove on "The Evening Star (Jesus On The Street)" and "Bringing It Back Home" that features fuzzed up, heavy riffing that Led Zeppelin would be proud to call their own. The Bowiesque "Do You Believe (In God? In Love?)", written and recorded with electronic producer Patrick Hunter, is an interesting and successful diversion displaying new found levels of maturity and hinting at an exciting, possible future direction. Seemingly unstoppable and unwilling to compromise, the future looks very bright for [Careless].

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Reader Comments

Posted by mike in southampton @ 03:18 on Feb 11 2010

rate this! some belters on here....and 'do you believe?' may well represent a splash in the future of christian music. nice -well worth it.

Posted by Adam in Bury St Edmunds @ 16:54 on Feb 10 2010

Fab album, reckon these guys could go a long way with songs like this. Real energy and depth to their music. Recommended.

Posted by Eliz in St Albans, United Kingdom @ 21:58 on Jan 23 2010

Great Cd Jamie!
Lovely to hear Do you believe? developed from those early days.
this album makes me wanna dance. Great review

Posted by steve locke in southampton uk @ 11:00 on Jan 11 2010

Yep - checked out the site and downloaded the album...nice! thanks - great album!

Posted by DAVID MANN in LONDON UK @ 03:24 on Dec 20 2009

Great to hear this being playlisted. JUST downloaded it from itunes now and the free download from the site is excellent. (and hint - on the album!) long time since we heard from 'Careless'. A brilliant long overdue debut. the site btw is

Posted by PATRICK AURELIUS in Neath @ 05:16 on Dec 10 2009

A stunning record. People on the scene have been waiting for this album for a while now. The Careless boys put in a good show. Highlights include 'Apollo 13', '25 feet' 'chelsea park' 'do you belive in love' and 'people in my head' and absolute stormer of an album...great to see Careless riding high where they the top!

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