Burn on a Sunday comes from the upcoming album 'End of the Road' which will be released by TV records on October 15th 2012. We get our plastic forks and tuck in.
Eóin Boylan - This starts like a whacked out Lafaro with a disturbing fetish for feedback and morphs into a poor Sonic Youth clone, but there's something strangely engaging about these guys. I get the impression they'd be good live and I love the claustrophobic video. 3 Beards.
Darren Bibby - Listening to this reminds me of when I'd borrow Girls Against Boys CD's in my teens, I like the primal sound of it. It does sound like the sort of thing I'd play when I first picked up a guitar, a kind of detuned monochrome chug. It's got a purity about it. But I'd imagine Steve Gullick would get more out of reading a bad review than a good one, so DON'T GIVE UP THE DAY JOB, CUNTFLAPS! 4 Beards
Oliver Perrott-Webb - Production on this is sweet. Gets over the lack of fantastic musicality with how boxed-in it all feels. Sounds messy, like a band that started playing in pubs many a moon ago and haven't shed that Strongbow stained skin despite the video and instrument upgrades. Not that that's a bad thing in this instance: quite like that stubbornness about it. 3.5 Beards.
Chris Washington-Sare - There's something irritating about this which I think is to do with the chorus. The song feels quite restricted, confined and straight-jacketed. But when the chorus comes along they drop the ball. There's an opportunity to unleash hell and all they do is a bit of art school detuned thrashing. They appear to have potential so 3 Beards.
Sam Green - Really great sound, you can hear everything clearly and in its own space, great effect with the hard panned guitars with the bass coming straight up the middle. Love the little incidental (or is it accidental?) guitar solos. I do agree that there is potential for it to go up a notch on the chorus, but I also admire the restraint. 4 B's
Posted: Wed 8 August 2012