Bands such as the Kooks, Kaiser Chiefs, Wombats, Pigeon Dectives have really managed to get away with selling a shed load of albums due to clever marketing by record companies and backing by our wonderus music paper the NME! Unfortunately that has left Millburn's incredible first effort 'well well well' low down on many peoples shopping list! A sad fact is that this second, equally as good effort 'These are the facts' has suffered the same fate! After a few listens you'll know once again these have produced an album containing 12 works of Indie pop genius! Crammed full of clever lyrics and intricate guitar parts
Lo and Behold- A very catchy first opener! Bring in Millburn's ska influences, basics lyrics that are meant to hook you in, does a good job at crashing in less than two minutes!
What Will You Do (When the money goes)-First single and a prime example of just how talented this band are! This is much more mature than anything off 'well well well'! A great floor filler! Crashing drums! Great lyrics and set the standard for the album.
Wolves at Bay- The sound of this track will always draw comparisons to the Artic Monkeys, and is a possible contender for a single! Once again lyrics are fantastic! Continues the albums catchy theme!
Summertime- slows the tempo down a bit for the first time, and as shades of the Corals first album in it! Bit of liverpulian swagger is always good thou! Possible single, but the slow tempo would count against it!
Lucy Lovemenot- This is by far my favourite on the album! Possibly as good as 'What will you do'. The lyrics about a girl who has a reputation for 'putting it about'. Despite its upbeat tempo, the cleaver lyrical content makes it a very sad song! The whole guitar, drums, bass and lyrics all work so well together! You can't help but empathise with the poor girl they sing about! Would do well as a single and worth buying the album for. Just over 2 minutes, always nice when a great song never outlasts its welcome
Sinking Ships- An acoustic effort! With a bit of angelic, yet distorted guitars working on this track! Possibly the bands view on the current trendsetters that hang onto every new band out. Slightly autobiographical maybe in the lyrics 'if you back the underdog, you may collect your winnings' a great track! Speaks allot of truth!
Cowboys and Indians- Carry's an air of slightly Beefheart/ Early Coral with its rhythm. A definite single!!!! Full of great instrumental work! Turn up the volume, you all love it
Being a Rouge-Could be described as a bit of a filler track, although not that bad its not up to the strength as all that has come before it, would look out of place on 'well well well'
Count to Ten- the most under produced track on the album; great stomp in its rythem. Distorion filled! Overlapping vocals, great lead and rhythm guitars working with each other.
Come away with me- a combination of Lucy Lovemenot and Lo and behold, another fantastic track, full of surprises. A romantic, poetic air. Good track for the end of the night, cigarette and ya other half!
Rubicon - The best acoustic track on the album. Again does remind me of the first Coral album. A beautiful track, with beautiful vocals by Joe, the singer! Although I have no idea what he's singing about
Genius and The Tramp- The longest song on the album over 4 minutes, typical of the album filled with brilliant guitar work, surprises round the corner. In no way predictable, unlike so much of the crap that's around now. Great song to finish off an album that may get lost in the Indie archives ;(