Alternating tracks with skits featuring a pub-soused middle-aged curmudgeon named Big Trev grumbling about how lovely people give him no respect, three likewise middle-aged outland-Brit post-post-punks favor rhythm over melody like indie’s ’80s never ended. Leicester guitarist Crayola rants with dry wit while jaggedly channeling the Gang of Four’s Andy Gill, and the high-speed pogo-funk of Leeds/Mekons drummer Tom Greenhalgh and Manchester/Big Flame bassist Alan Brown uncoils with staccato precision and sufficient concision to remind you how the Minutemen got their name.
By Wondering Sound Staff on 07.29.11 in Lists
Every year, a mountain of records is unleashed on an unsuspecting public. And while many move to "Instant Favorite" status, it's inevitable that even more will fall through the cracks. With five months left in 2011, now...
By Tess Duncan on 12.10.14 in News
The silky pop sheen of Literature’s “New Jacket” is both dreamy and electric. On their latest track, the Philly band employs wavy riffing and jangly chord progressions that float through a speedily bobbing drum fill. Nat...
By Maria Sherman on 10.24.14 in Features
Maria Sherman accompanies the UK band on their tour of the states.
By Marc Hogan on 10.07.14 in Reviews
Familiarity can begin to work against a band by their third album, but Allo Darlin' revel in the challenge on We Come From the Same Place. The English-Australian indie-pop quartet's songs are still winsome and piercingly...