a big, bolshy collection of steel guitars and shit-kicking drum beats
feels like a holiday romance
possibly the greatest Manchester album never to have been made in Manchester
You spend the first five years trying desperately not to fail and fuck up and you spend the rest of your career desperately trying to find ways to fuck up, because that’s where it gets good.
Robyn Hitchcock is his usual dry, surreal self, and has me and my friend in tears when, having already sung a couple of tunes, picks up a guitar with polka dots that match his shirt perfectly..
I’ve never been all that comfortable with the bands in a living room idea, as it reminds me of all those dreadful parties I went to when I was a teenager.
…utilising the Cluedo Method of music analysis, These New Puritans might well be The Klaxons, in the library, with the bassoon..
Spoelstra’s debut LP is a marvellous thing, if only for its utter refusal to do anything it doesn’t want.
It’s a long time I heard any band so wound up and truculent, to be honest.