Review: Plank! plonk down first album

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SINCE hearing their self-titled EP, I’ve been waiting impatiently for more from Manchester’s Plank! and wood you believe, it’s finally here.
The band are an instrumental act with a Krautrock feel and a spacey twist, and Animalism as a result is full of driving riffs and otherworldly synths.
For instance La Luna has a no-holds-barred exuberance that you can’t help but be lifted by.
However for all this awesome space rock feeling, you get the impression this is a band that is still taking off rather than out of this world just yet – not that their sound is wooden, but despite being a tight unit their craft is just still a bit rough around the edges compared to peers such as Beak> and Errors.
Nevertheless, I’m enjoying Animalism, and when Plank! return, I’m all aboard!
3/5