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This review is from: Best Loved Goodnight Tales (Audio CD)
Currently on offer for less than 50p, this will be the bargain of the year for anyone wishing to take a gamble on a relatively unknown but excellent band.
I loved their mini album "these songs are our only alibis" and although this is a more restrained affair it's still anthemic but in a more mature way.
The band don't seem to want to share much info about themselves on their releases and internet background is similarly sparse but what you get is mostly male vocals (Jamie i think?) with nice female backing vocals and songs (which are the most important jewels here) about life, all laid out in storytelling fashion.
The lyrics are clever/literate/obscure but all sung with feeling and although often fairly laid back there are bursts of guitar interspersed throughout. The opener "a good liar is a good storyteller" talks about The Dark Side Of The Moon's vinyl gatefold sleeve and there also appears to be a Wizard of Oz thread running through some of the tracks with mention of "we're not in Kansas anymore" & "click click, there's no place like home"?
It's not a perfect album (hence 4 stars) but there are some great songs on here e.g "firetruck" and "45 forever" to name just two but a few good-not-great ones too.
Nearly an hour of music though, mostly inspired and ferociously (in a beautiful way) displayed/delivered.