This is mad. But possibly one of the great – if flawed – LPs of the year.
Blank Dogs have released an LP full of enjoyably doomy stuff, drawing on many sources, but mainly ploughing the Goth furrow.
On Boring Combination the classic line is uttered: “Sex Drugs and Rock and Roll/It’s the most boring thing in the world/And I’m here to ruin your night…” Ooofph.
Those who have preconceptions about how girl singers should front bands should go and see Rolo Tomassi.
The Oh Sees have a considerable amount of Neanderthal in their veins, how else could they get away with such slabs of imperfect brilliance as Meat Step Lively, which sounds like it’s waking up after a couple of mogadons?
St Deluxe don’t do anything particularly new, what they do do, however, is make an LP that is a pleasure to stick on when you want something to pick your mood up.
A great power-pop LP, choc-full of riffs and sarcastic vocals, the new release from Adam Payne is a must if you want something sharp and uplifting.
A highly enjoyable slab of screaming (well, high pitched) thrash pop, this record.
Okay, let’s get this straight. This dude, Paddy Steer, has sat around in Levenshulme for nigh on 20 years and amalgamated a set of wibbling, erratic, incidental chamber music…
Top LP this, what with the highly attractive vocal parts, and the brilliantly simple instrumentation.