Even when covering Ohio the lads still somehow manage to musically surpass Young by miles..
And I’ll tell you something else, these are bloody good pop songs, simple direct, fearless and possessing a pop kick to knock you into next week.
the sound of a band full of promise
pretty much like standing at a bus stop in a blizzard with no hat on and waiting half an hour until you can get on the number 73 to warm your ears up
They obviously dig psych-outs (as indeed all true Heads should, it’s the fountain-head of all great alternative rock)
This is great fun, tipping it’s titfer to Clinton, Art of Noise and lo-fi in equal measure.
Shout shout bosh bosh wallop wallop
...Goldie Locks, whose vocal might is enough to turn JJ Fad-esque skipping songs about Sainsbury’s into an apocalyptic wonkstep of the highest calibre (Exhibit B: "the kids ain't got nothing to do, messed up prime-minist-ah, no we're not hating on you but it's all pretty sinist-ah").
"...it’s actually quite a brilliant thing that the singer has room to emote to his heart’s content; (words like ‘conundrum’ are used in the lyrics: an act that normally would lead me to random acts of violence on my house plants. This time not). "
"On the whole I’m not one for fey youths looking like they need a square meal singing about heartaches (check the lyrics, my lord does the lad suffer) but somehow Jay’s charm and determination wins through. "
"Just when you think the last thing the world needs right now is another indie band from Manchester, one comes along that just make you feel like an idiot for thinking it."
"Cinq Six Is a determined, jerky plod, sounding for all the world like a family of bears driving to the supermarket."
Politburo's sound is encrusted with the dirt of ages, a filthy fur coat adorned with heraldic raiment; a jewel-encrusted hand that nevertheless displays chapped and burnt fingernails…
clever, funny and downright bonkers
I'd say, basically, we're making pop music with a twist. Melodies are definitely a priority, they establish the feel and mood of the songs; a decent melody can turn an average song into a good one.
There's a degree of Kinks-like playfulness that never fails to catch you, even when the subject matter is a bit grim... stabbings in Safeways indeed.
"Here's another lucky dip bag, filled to the brim with info on some of the best bands we've discovered on My Space over the last few weeks."
Adept are, indeed, adept at making very atmospheric music with a sense of urgency that doesn't really owe anything to anyone.
Don't let lazy comparisons put you off.