First for music news
This Week's Issue
You’re logged in

People People Why Are We Fighting?

If you will please charge up your electric cattle prods and don your protective headgear, we are now entering the Popular At An Indie Disco In Huddersfield For One Week In 1993 ward and the patients h

People People Why Are We Fighting?

7 / 10 If you will please charge up your electric cattle prods and don your protective headgear, we are now entering the Popular At An Indie Disco In Huddersfield For One Week In 1993 ward and the patients here can be dangerously unpredictable. If you're carrying any Pavement LPs, please leave them at the door.

/img/NumberOneCup599.jpg There's drummer Michael Lenzi, a long-term patient who believes he's Robert Smith. There's Seth Cohen and Pat O'Connell, two deranged guitar lunatics who we've been keeping under constant restraint since they started using circle saws, cowbells and moles as plectrums. If you hang around they'll probably sing three different songs to the same tune on '3 Stars' later on: one about turning into an answering machine, one about a psychotic urge to buy laptops and one about the advantages of masturbation over having friends.

Yet, despite six years of fame lobotomies over three LPs, Number One Cup's melody lobes have blossomed. 'Vintage Male Singer', 'Remote Control', 'High Diver' and 'What Does It Mean?' all wear the geek specs of US alt-rock with pride, but they're infused with enough deranged energy to turn 'People People...' into a pubescent, punkoid version of the new Flaming Lips album: more sugar rushes, more smack-in-the-gob pop and fewer bee noises and dribbling down its shorts. A kook-rock treasure, best kept muzzled.

To rate this track, log in to NME.COM

To read all our reviews first - days before they appear online - check out NME magazine, on sale every Wednesday

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

More Videos
More
Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Most Read Reviews
Popular This Week
Inside NME.COM
On NME.COM Today