Interesting, very interesting...
POST WAR GLAMOUR GIRLS
Leeds-based Post War Glamour Girls describe themselves as Nick Cave
fronting Portishead or Tom Waits grappling with Modest Mouse (in their
own words, flipping brilliant). Which is very difficult
to live up to these days. However, with the same dramatic melancholy,
they put me more in mind of an indie Bookhouse Boys, not
least for the passionate male and female vocals duelling in a double
A-side that is both brooding and reckless. And so very, very interesting.
Released 10th October, 2011.
ANDY BURROWS- If I had a heart
How many name drops can one artist muster in a single press release? I have gleaned that Andy Burrows was the drummer in Razorlight, is now a full-time member of We are Scientists, is recording an album with Editors frontman, Tom Smith, and has also been working on some exciting musical extravaganza with Mark Ronson. What I dont know is, er, anything else. But nevermind, because apparently all the blurb speaks for itself in that his recent single, If I had a heart, is therefore something we would all want to listen to, regardless of what it might sound like, purely because of what hes done already.
Fortunately, I am not one for being interested in someone because of how many celebrity pals they might have. Indeed, you can count on me for an honest opinion as to how good I think this is, based on musical ability, rather than hype. More pop than one might expect, without really an inkling of the alternative roots he is obviously so proud of, Burrows forges a tryst with harmonious melody in what is little more than a nice little pop song. Which I actually like. Very commercial in style, though not without credibility, If I had a heart sounds like something penned by a futuristic Crowded House or a ditty Phoenix could have written for a Farrelly Brothers film.
A review thats short but sweet, much like the track, there isnt much more to say than here we have a tune that is infectious, harmless, cosy and charming- even your Nan will love it. Hell, even I would love it, if I had a heart. Arf. Arf.
Released 3rd October, 2011.