With their bigger and better second album, London-based indie/dance band Boxed In have earned their breakout moment
NERD : Rock Star
...way off the jaw-dropping future funk you might expect...
The basic idea ([a] merge splenetic garage/ thrash rock with reedy spook-synths) is a cracker. Only problem is they’ve added about two or three other elements which don’t quite work as well. Bit of a free ‘n’ loose jazz-rock feel to the chorus? Not good. Bit of uptight distorto-rapping atop rock backing which might remind the passing listener of Rage Against The Machine? Much worse. Considerably more daring than most records on this page, but, still, a way off the jaw-dropping future funk you might expect.
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