– By Brandon Callies –
The debut album, Nobody Panic, by Austin’s Machine Don’t Lie comes out swinging, and over the course of eleven tracks never wanes. It’s difficult to put this band in a certain category, which is a positive thing. Singer, Ben Mallott has an unmistakable voice; and when combined with witty lyrics and a strong sense of melody, you have an album worth of repeat-ready material.
Upbeat tracks, “Shoes” and “Travis County Jail,” hook right out of the gate, while songs such as “Accidental Child” and “As We Please” add depth to a diversely intense record. Nobody Panic is breathtaking from start to finish, and all of the players are well versed in texture and playing with integrity. This album is all killer; no filler!