Once the thrill of the cast and visuals wears off, this follow-up to Tim Burton’s Alice In Wonderland is a drag
Not a lot to do with unlaced white trainers, but even post-rock has got an old school....
For Peli are that most difficult of challenges for the dealer in prefixes - retro post-rock, which might perhaps make them past-rock. Whatever, the several gentlemen called Scott who comprise the instrumental version of God's own footballer tackle the genre at its most bucolic and vibrant (reminiscent particularly of the early work of Tortoise and their co-conspirator Bundy K Brown), and not at the 'nice waveform, let's distort it' extremes it has latterly and Germanically operated.
In their blend of football and education, they are indeed Nick Hornby-esque. A track called 'Goal' says something about the Peli mindset. It's jumpers for goalposts, not glockenspiel solos for breakfast, aerobic exercise in arable land, not graph-plotting in Dortmund, and this ultimate triumph of spirit over intellect is where they stake their small claim.
A new twist. Occasionally those who can do, teach.
George Clooney and Julia Roberts bounce off each other like pros in this amusing take on fat cat greed
The hooks are plentiful and the energy’s palpable, but the Bottlemen still don’t have a ‘Wonderwall’
The Pulp frontman and foremost writer of dirty ditties has surprise-released four tracks to accompany a new TV show
Will Toledo has been making melancholy slacker rock in his bedroom since 2010. He’s finally hit on the magic formula