Belgian quintet Balthazar traversed the world touring their 2012 album Rats and clocked up the sort of hard road mileage that can make or break a band, but songwriters Maarten Devoldere and Jinte Deprez emerged emboldened. Lives lived in each other's pockets has left its mark on Thin Walls, the stunning new album from the five-piece who are completed by Patricia Vanneste, Simon Casier and Michiel Balcaen. After self-producing Applause and Rats, the band travelled to the UK to work with Blur and Elbow producer Ben Hillier. The resultant record is a career-best: a grizzly, indie-rock album full of nocturnal grooves and mesmeric cadence.

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