With their bigger and better second album, London-based indie/dance band Boxed In have earned their breakout moment
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Being weird - it's the new Rock'N'Roll, don't you know....
Quite good it is, too, as is most of this pleasingly teasing seven-track affair. Occasionally sounding not unlike Edwyn Collins with a rather aggressive hangover, 'It's A Long Way...' is a feisty concoction of idiosyncratic noises and cannily struck guitars, all delivered with deadpan efficiency.
Predictably, one of the weirdest things is how Fraff's songs aren't that weird at all when you strip away all the layers: 'California' is a live-wire affair, a tremendously meaty two minutes, while 'Protect Yourself' goes off on some berserk funk tangent, chased straight out of the garage by a fierce organ and a very upset harmonica.
One other thing: Fraff are actually one of the privileged few 'left-field' acts to sneak on to the miserable Xfm playlist. Now, that is weird...
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