The Marionettes – The Rightness of Blindness EP

Classic assertive and literate pop... not sure why it reminds me of the Wedding Present or The Bodines but it does and that’s me just showing my age.

 

Bedford Records

 

A lovely pop record, three tracks only, but fine… The opener, Horrorscope, is a jaunty strut relying on jangling guitar riffs to flesh out the tune and a rasping vocal that has something of “the Lee Mavers” about it. That the song feels aggressive and uncertain at the same time is the element that is most charming. It’s a classic lover’s lament by a kid who’s good with words but not too hot on pinning down his feelings. Dishwipe Fishwipe is another blast that again has a nice guitar line amongst all the thrashing about and verbal put downs. Not sure why it reminds me of the Wedding Present or The Bodines but it does and that’s me just showing my age. Last up is Panda Bears which is a bit of a guitar charge welded to a nice refrain - lots of tremolo sounds and high octane drumming. Classic assertive and literate pop, the band has something.