MONSTER JAW- 1
I have lost faith in most things. I'm waiting to be excited by something.
Of course, this wasn't it. That's not to say that Monster Jaw aren't
any good. They pen a decent rock tune, from the slightly shoegazing
experience of 'Get a tattoo' in which lead singer, Mik Davis, encourages
his fans to, um, 'get a tattoo', to the more energetic 'We don't care
about anything' (won't make you guess how the chorus goes). After
all, they have been played on the BBC.
Perhaps fancying himself as a bit of a Marc Bolan incarnation, Davis'
voice and image are pretty glam, so much so that there is also a picture
of him topless in the CD sleeve. Was a welcome surprise, perhaps there
to distract me from my reviewing duties. Fail. Anyhow, this is a trio
from up North who are obviously serious about playing music and enjoy
being in a band. I guess that's reason enough for you to give them
your attention. I did say that unless I really loved a CD I wouldn't
write about it anymore. Another New Years resolution broken. But these
guys are worth your ears. It's only three tracks, after all. By the
way, this EP is called 'hashtag 1' but I can't find the hashtag on
my keyboard. Sorry.