After The Deep Eynde some geezer in a tigerstriped Elvis suit appeared on stage and started singing Elvis songs, very nice indeed.
Somewhat maudlin in tone, but full of power and presence
It only takes one listen to realise why DJs across the land are still playing the old stuff. Too many of the tracks are just, well, dull.
this is ultimately an album designed for visceral rather than intellectual pleasure
Dirty Pretty Things - Waterloo to Anywhere
this is reflective music and meant to induce a state of near trance in the listener.
Anyone who has been curious about Sonic Youth but been put off by their awkwardness will find this a perfect starting point.
There are guitar heroes and then there are guitar heroes. You get my drift?
Dear Catastrophe Waitress is the sound of a band who have finally realised how good they are and have just pulled out all the stops without a second thought for how other people will react
The aftermath of Sell, Sell, Sell was being dropped by EMI after non-existent sales and a calamitous American tour (one gig was actually seen by no people, after everyone decamped to a nearby bar after the local support band), and four years in the wilderness with no income and, if rumours are true, cocaine and marriage problems.
A cash reward may exist for the person finding the piece which doesn't use the words “fey” or “twee” in conjunction with the band.
Am I allowed to say 'I was there' if I arrived, saw it was full and then left? Probably not.
Is she a little girl? Is she a rock goddess or is she an opera-diva-magic-fairy cast member of The Wizard of Oz?
If ever a man were born to be on stage, it's Jarvis.
Don't let lazy comparisons put you off.
the blueprint for all indie bands to follow
lush seventies style arrangements
clean-sounding, slightly wistful
a curate's egg
the best band in the US at present
battered by the sonic weight of the guitars