Knobbly knees, Madness, braces, Eddie ‘The Eagle’ Edwards, bouncy castles, the Monster Raving Loony Party – doesn’t it all make you want to shoot yourself in the face? English eccentricity…

Eeek! It’s the sound of indistinct indie warblings from rock’s most inconsequential accountants. If the sound of The Pigeon Detectives made us feel as if we were wading through a…

The Young Knives didn�t just walk out of a branch of Barbour & Sons and into our lives in 2005. By then they�d already spent several years honing their craft,…

At first glance, Ashby-De-La-Zouch’s Young Knives are so sensitive and angular they look like talking heads from I Love Mid-2004. They’re arch to the point of falling over backwards, have…

Oxford’s The Young Knives are not your typical indie heartthrobs. Trussed up in suits, bassist The House Of Lords securing glasses on his head with an elastic band, from the…