Great Peacock are a band in need of a venue, meaning with their debut studio, but not debut total, self-published album, Forever Worse Better, they show a spirit of wander and “High Wind”, to quote a title. They want to emote and share this on seemingly every track previously released such as “Miss You Honey” and “Take Me Down” or seen here.
A prime example of a head-turner is the early and crowd-pleasing “All I Ever Do”; sure it is romance, but it is more scene-heavy. Final track, with mourning and morning, has the overcoming nature of “Learning to Say Goodbye”, “Help Me Lord”, or “Dissatisfaction” play the counter to an album that is more of a starry night and heavens novel.
This relationship or soul-shaking and wailing story is evident on “Heavy Load” longing and “Rock of Ages”, well-fettered rock, but probably lulls with “Old Man” and peaks with “Strange Position”, a song so paradoxically happy it has to be the reason that Forever Worse Better exists, as often everyone finds themselves in odd positions which have no real answer.