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Reviewed on 1st September 2003.



By The Room

Hailing from the midlands (there's a way to start a review with a sense of foreboding) The Room tie down three decent Indie rock offerings. Contemporary references are in abundance throwing in The Strokes, The Rain Band and Mansun into the mix.

Opener "Stroll On", as do all the tracks suffers with the fabled studio illness: "let's press the effects button again" - "Doctor it's the lead vocals... there's... too much reverb!!!" In fairness not much harm is done, but the already wavering subtle melodies are lost to all but the most attentive listener. Downward jabbing guitars keep things chipper enough.

"Tales of new love" is a pretty forgettable filling in the 3 song sandwich and closer "Find me, Tell me" steps into the weary world of politics. It does however offer a decent mood piece, threatening a dirty industrial skyline.

Not an uncommon summary, but The Room are a decent band with a promising sound currently lacking a big song. Once they hone their craft they could be big enough to accommodate all of us.



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