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Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Anton Barbeau in Terrascope

The Chemistry Set in Terrascope

Oh and while you’re at it you may well want to check this one out as well. I yield to no one in my admiration of The Chemistry Set’s 2010 album “This Day Will Never Happen Again” and bitterly regret having been unable to see their first gig in these shores in a few millennia when they played London back in June. In fact “Impossible Love” is reputed to be closely aligned to their live sound which mixes sublime 60s-influenced melodic psychedelia with horns and a smiley Screamadelica-era Primal Scream vibe. It serves as a useful entry point to a great band deserving of wider exposure and acclaim, and then do yourselves a big, big favour and seek out the aforementioned album as well (from which their cover of the Stones’ “We Love You” is featured on the flip side).

Julian Cope Start Productions story... in MOJO

Mott in MOJO

Mott in The Irish News

Mott The Hoople in Uncut

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Giorgio Tuma and Duncan Maitland in France's Standard

The Perishers in Shindig! Happening

All These Years
Head Records 

Fancy some infectious, well-crafted, indie-pop? Your luck’s in – tonight we’re gonna party like it’s 1989! From the opening notes of 'Spectre', it’s obvious that the long, long wait for this London-based outfit’s third album has been well rewarded. These are songs to put a smile on your face and spring in your step. If you’re looking for something daringly experimental, then continue your search elsewhere – these boys have spent the past two albums in the laboratory and have come up with a formula that works beautifully – which, I suppose, makes this a peer review. There’s the hugely enjoyable no-nonsense, heads-down indie of 'I’ll Deny', 'Springfield' and 'You’ll Never Learn To Leave It Alone', the latter with a solo that wouldn’t sound out of place on a J Mascis album. So far, so good. Then, on 'Mean Old Man', the engaing pop sensibility that The Perishers share with the likes of Teenage Fanclub  meets a rawer groove to superb effect, with powerful drums underpinning guitars that make the blood rush and the spirits soar. The title track showcases a lighter side, allowing the note-perfect harmonies to combine with a melody so infectious it should be in quarantine while 'Two Parter' is a title that could have been dreamt up by the Ronseal marketing department it’s so apt. The first half of this song is textbook jangly indie, a bit hushed, a bit hesitant, before the guitars kick in and the song flies to an optimistic conclusion. All this and, in 'White Skies', the sort of perfect-pop of which Ian Brodie would be proud. Interestingly, an early Perishers video saw the band win over a crowd of OAPs. There’s more than a grain of truth here – this is unashamedly broad music that could, and should, be loved by everyone.
Barnaby Harsent

The Perishers in Popjunkie

The world is split into two camps. Those who believe that the best 80s music had to offer was Primal Scream's early singles and Sonic Flower Groove album and, err, everyone else. Up until now I thought I was the only person in the Scream camp (even Bobby Gillespie dismisses those recordings now) but it seems like reinforcements have arrived in the guise of The Perishers. For the opening cut of the band's new (third) album All These Years, Spectre, has all the hallmarks of the Byrds-obsessed, Paisley Shirted era Primals. It waltzes in on that shuffling Ronettes style beat before a slight but wonderful melody takes over. Finally the jangly guitars kick in and the carry the song home. It is a genius track and deserves to be a staple on good old 6 Music.
I must admit I am not too familiar with the first two Perishers albums (they are both on Spotify tho hilariously attributed to a Swedish band) but there's plenty to love on All These Years. Track two I'll Deny is full on Who-sytle power pop while This Car sounds like a Teenage Fanclub that had swapped Scotland for Surrey (they are actually from Basingstoke, but I couldn't get the alliteration to work). But things really blossom in the middle with gems like You'll Never Learn to Leave It alone and espeically, Two Parter, which both boast wicked extended guitar solos that remind me of the Primals Silent Scream from Sonic Flower Groove.
It all ends beautifully too with an aching jangly ballad, Cabbage, which climaxes with a really gorgeous guitar solo.
This isn't out until November, but I bet I'll have a played it an awful lot by then. Anyhow enjoy the video for Spectre.

Black Sabbath FAQ in Shindig!

Black Sabbath FAQ in Ruta 66

Prince in MOJO

Les Bof in Ruta 66