Skydiggers

Restless

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Restless finds the group taking a tougher stance and offering more diverse repertoire than its 1990 debut. "Accusations" and the R.E.M.-ish "A Penny More" have an angry bite to them. Carnival keyboards drive the delicate "Feel You Closer." "Slow Burning Fire" begins awash in deep, a cappella harmonies before breaking into a country hoedown.

Skydiggers still lean to the folk side of the folk-rock equation but, befitting its title, Restless is fuelled by a nervous, on-edge energy. This is not a band content to stand back, sit pat, or bliss out.

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