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Need a Direction
on 19 May 2008
Not quite sure what to make of this. I saw this band supporting Goldfrapp and they have a detached quality about them - but a sort of studied detachment, rather like posing in an affected manner. I was generally unimpressed but kept watching since there was a germ of something there - the different instruments, some of the samples etc. They ruined it for me with a heavy-metal workout at the end - pathetic actually, it was as though that's what they really got off on, but had to do trendy sampling things to get noticed.
So here's the second album. Actually I quite like the first one and thought this would really hit me (Dangermose connection, "names" playing a part and so on). No such luck. It remains "of interest". I really think they need to concentrate on something they really believe in - and do it well. This retro style material is so very very much better done by The Real Tuesday Weld, I suggest they use their musical talents and find something fresh - if they have the creativity to do that. They really must decide if they are a novelty item, a wimpy pop band, or whatever. Oh, I can't be bothered with them anymore. Sorry. The end.