On 21st November 2008 at 10:14 Anonymous 7213 wrote...
Coming soon to a dump near you....
Percy's three-track CD is a promotional collection of tracks released by the band; singles via Mook or Tenfoot Records. First glances and it all seems so-and-so, nice and pretty and opening track "Donny Rednecks" give you a sense of togetherness. A summer time feel, a mix of influences in its sound, nothing abrasive, yeah... this is nice - "Tonight Doncaster is Nashville, Tennessee".
There are no clues whatsoever for the changes that this band are about to inflict on the song and their music, a change that will, in the end, hit you straight between the eyes. Not only is this witty, a bit of humour to their music and an obscure structure to the track, it's fucking brilliant. Two and half minutes in and the punkier aspects to their music come straight to the forefront. Imagine the Pixies-having-a-laugh-and-a-jam. "Somebody missed the key-change, And they all lost time, The singer has forgotten the words, And they don't rhyme, And the bar has run out of everything, Except for White Lightening and Special brew..." coincides with one of most staged lack of co-ordination and mayhem I've heard in a long while. Excellent. Then back to the beginning.
"King of California" is mainly instrumental, there is some obscure background warbling, occasional talking, but this is entertaining all the way. Not much that can be said to describe it, but it just bounces its way along. On the face of it though I prefer the other two tracks.
Finally, waaaaaaaah!! "The Beast Of Bramley" is another amazingly good track, even if it is now three years old or more. Touches of Sultans of Ping mixed again with Pixies, but this is driven by such energy. Punk? Rock? I can't decide what the hell this is but it's just made my day.
Where are these guys playing next?