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Witness: Under A Sun

Nick Southall, Stylus, 1 September 2003

I LOVED WITNESS' FIRST ALBUM. It caught me by surprise — their first singles were released at about the same time as Doves and Coldplay made tentative steps on their paths towards success, and the three bands got lumped together by the press in a melange of wistfully epic, tear-stained indierock, and Witness, in the context of singles, seemed to be the runt of the litter, their low-key melodies and chorus-shy songwriting defiantly uncatchy and unsuited to three-minute bursts.

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