I have been waiting for a proper full-length from The GoldRoom for some time. The handful of singles they’ve released over the past few years – Strangling Gloves, Hang Dry, Rats in the Walls, etc. – have been great teasers but never enough to fully satiate a hunger for a proper album. Fortunately, the band just released The Surrounding Hours and my impatience on wanting more from them has been fully satisfied. They managed to put together a proper rock record that delivers a lot of full-force tracks, some ambient musings and a few slow burners. I’m glad the wait is over but, moreso, I’m glad the end result is actually beyond my expectations.