Just enough swagger to lift them above Stone Roses pastiche
To say that Sulk sound a bit like The Stone Roses around the time of their still-cherished first album is like saying Syria’s probably not been the most relaxing holiday spot this winter. The five-piece might be based in London, but it’s clear that their hearts are clearly all firmly in Greater Madchester. Their debut album, which arrives over a year since their first singles emerged, is baggier than Bez’s eyes after a four-day bender. Vocals and jangly guitars wash together into what is, to be honest, a pretty accurate facsimile of their heroes, and tunes like ‘Wishes’ and ‘Flowers’ have just enough wide-eyed enthusiasm and wide-legged swagger to lift them above pastiche.
Kevin EG Perry