Tribes - 'Wish To Scream'

Tribes - 'Wish To Scream'

The first seeds of doubt come within 0.5 seconds. Before Tribes even play a note of opener ‘Dancehall’, we hear singer Johnny Lloyd’s deflated intonation. “Right,” he sighs, as if psyching himself up for another day of graft down the...

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Tribes

Tribes

The sight of Tribes setting up in a clothes shop to play to 250 fans whose love of rapscallion indie is matched only by their love of moshing alongside mannequins dressed in the latest festival-wear might seem a little strange given that the...

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Tribes - 'Dancehall'

Tribes - 'Dancehall'

Way less Gallagher-influenced than next Tribes single 'How The Other Half Live', the lovely 'Dancehall' is a paean to a girl who is variously described as " a gypsy queen ", " an aeroplane ", " a preacher's wife " and " a razorblade " over a...

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Tribes - 'Corner Of An English Field'

Tribes - 'Corner Of An English Field'

Ballids are personal things and while Tribes’ ‘Corner Of An English Field’ is obviously very close to their scrappy ickle hearts – being one of their debut’s rousing, cry-into-your-vest songs about the death of their friend Charles...

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Tribes - 'Baby'

Tribes - 'Baby'

Grime versus glam. Grunge against gloss. A perfect ‘Aladdin Sane’ flashbolt smeared with grisly Pixies gore. Pulp ’s shiniest synth hits dipped in diesel. Dissect Tribes ’ filthy/sweet dichotomy – that delicious clash of bright...

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Tribes - 'We Were Children'

Tribes - 'We Were Children'

I, like Tribes , was a “ child in the mid-90s ”. I had a shit time. My love for Robbie Williams went unrequited, I got teased for wearing a rucksack despite them clearly having superior health benefits and then The Spice Girls split up. So...

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Tribes - 'Himalaya'

Tribes - 'Himalaya'

We’ve been hammering Tribes ’ fine and forthcoming debut ‘Baby’ in the office of late, and the part where everyone sort of goes a bit quiet and starts swaying in their chairs and humming along in a toneless and broken fashion is usually...

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This Week's Singles Reviewed (24/10/11)

This Week's Singles Reviewed (24/10/11)

NME's Laura Snapes reviews this week's singles Rizzle Kicks - When I Was A Youngster When Tribes sang “we were children in the mid-’90s” to snare a girl, you wondered quite how this could progress beyond “Yeah, I remember Otis...

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10 Tracks You Have To Hear This Week (15/10/11)

10 Tracks You Have To Hear This Week (15/10/11)

Tribes - 'Halfway Home' Tribes: spilling out of Camden bars with their ramshackle riffs, livers of 60-year-olds, snow-spangled nostrils and nipple-exposing rips in their clothes… The band whose early singles sounded as though they were...

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