By The Tailors
It may seem an odd follow up for Trash Aesthetics, the label that opened the eyes of the world to Bloc Party and The Rakes, to take a gamble with some country music but that's exactly what they've done. Given the success of their previous two charges you'll just have to trust them that 70's AM truck stop music is the next big thing. The Tailors do Americana down to the last letter, slide guitar, brush work drums and a vocal that just says deep south. What they thankfully omit from this formula is the usual sycophantic lyrics i.e. "my woman she left me" and so on. Lead track a new hairdo is country pop and has enough of a hook to keep the casual listener in touch. Problem is how country the whole thing is and if yee-ha and slide ain't your cup of Texas tea it just simply isn't your cup of tea. Whether the gamble pays off and top-man will be selling Stetsons next year remains to be seen.