Open Mouth / Dexy - Split Single
(R*E*P*E*A*T / Angry Liberal)
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Open Mouth is the alias of Miss Black America front-man Seymour Patrick – recorded in downtime brought on by MBA line-up-derived frustrations. Half a world away from his Miss Black America roots, Seymour ploughs a refreshingly-unfashionable mid-nineties-Americana furrow – bringing to mind the simple, passionate material of Grant Lee Buffalo, Paul Westerberg and others.

Even better however is the flipside – from South London’s Dexy – who, although a newcomer, has already bagged a support slot for Bob Dylan and been earmarked by Time Out as ‘One To Watch’ in 2007. Such lofty votes of confidence seem very well-placed on the basis of these tracks - especially the sublime ‘Waiting For An Accident’. It’s wispy downbeat pop - a hushed lament in the style of Elliott Smith. And although the almost-medical precision with which Smith’s musical spirit is evoked may seem eerie to some, it undoubtedly makes for great music.

Open Mouth and Dexy embark on a brief UK tour together during the last week of February.

Review by Tom Leins from