AUTONS 'Short Term Manifesto'
Starts off in not particularly exhilarating fashion via 'The Devil
In Me' & 'It's A Strange Thing' but then gathers momentum via 3rd
Afterwards it is the majestic & epic 'Maybe' which particularly stands out. They are from Portsmouth and consist of 3 brothers David, Tony & Ray Auton & are known as Portsmouth's best kept secret. Some of the keyboard sounds here approach that of the vibraphone sound of Simon Dupree & The Big Sounds 1967 hit 'Kites' (a band which also contained 3 brothers in the Shulman's and who also came from Portsmouth!) Digressing aside then this is an unusual but excellent affair successfully combining a strange mix of electro, indie, pop, rock, psych, dance & punk. (8½)
By Ron Cooper, Zabadak
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