Late Of The Pier

Late Of The Pier

Handy how, at the tail end of every December after festive indulgences have drowned any last gasps of human proactivity in a soup of chocolate log and turkey gravy, along walks a fresh-faced New Year offering us another 365 days to do all the...

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Late Of The Pier

Late Of The Pier

OK, this is getting stupid. How in the name of Andrew VanWyngarden can we be expected to take this album seriously? We accepted Klaxons’ apocalyptic cut’n’paste old-school oddness. We bought Metronomy’s spasmodic electronica-with-a-heart....

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Late of the Pier

Late of the Pier

Starting off like Haircut 100, this morphs into ‘Mechanical Animals’-era Marilyn Manson, followed by The Strokes’ ‘12.51’ riff, then ‘There, There’ by Radiohead, through to MGMT and Gary Numan. Just when you think it’s over, Rage...

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Late Of The Pier and Kap Bambino

Late Of The Pier and Kap Bambino

Entering the Polish Eagle Club through a web of silver streamers leads you into another world. Dark wood-finished walls and retro lamps ooze with mid-communist-era austerity. But in stark juxtaposition to the ’60s decor hang sparkling...

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Late Of The Pier

Late Of The Pier

Despite growing up just down the road from where the Download festival takes place in Castle Donington, modern primitives LOTP have so far managed to resist the lure of the goth leash, the emo fringe or the flame-covered metal boots, instead...

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Late Of The Pier

Late Of The Pier

And so the New Rave Revolution, or whatever we’re calling it nowadays, rolls onwards, welcoming Gary Numan into its neon embrace. ‘Space And The Woods’ sounds so much like ‘Cars’ it almost enters into the realm of pastiche, but it glides...

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