Tercelvoice is the project of York-based artist Andy Squires. He’s featured once before on this blog, but not since 2018, when we ran the rule over his self-titled debut. His latest album sees an expansion of his sound helped by partnering with York’s Young Thug Records. It’s called This Is Our Time.
By Graeme Smith
The album opens with the soft yet lively folk rock stylings of Take It Apart. Andy’s expressive vocals are certainly the star of the show, beautifully emoting a melancholic and heartfelt story. After its first verse it develops into an intricate and soaring Foals-like arrangement. It’s a great start.
Title track This Is Our Time opens with a driving bass line that contrasts light and pensive vocals. Something My Friend Said has a touch of the throwback about it. Its dreamy rock arrangement borrows from ’60s psychedelia as well as ’90s Britpop. Can’t Love You Anymore simmers with a sense of weariness and heartbreak before Hollowmen gives us slow-burning and intimate highlight.
Make it Right is a soulful gem right at the heart of the album. A Shame is a chilling and cutting track that lingers with you while Call To War draws you in with its minimal acoustic arrangement. Electric introduces a late album fizzy groove. Runaway has a suitable sense of urgency and gives us some lively, jazzy percussion before Tomorrow closes the album with a confessional track full of reluctant hope. Its acoustic opening develops into a powerful, cathartic crescendo. It’s another highlight.
With this new album, Tercelvoice has really elevated his sound. It’s great to have such a talent right here in Yorkshire. This Is Our Time is set for release on 20 October on digital platforms and limited edition vinyl, and it will be followed by an album launch party at The Crescent, York on 24 October.