sight of me

South Sight Of Me(Mo'Wax)


Sight Of Me (Mo'Wax)

Three geezers who met at the seething, rock'n'roll breeding ground that is Haverstock Secondary School, South were signed up by Mo'Wax's James Lavelle on the strength of a demo. Lavelle apparently felt the rawness of South's original recordings merited preserving, rather than attempt a smoother, second musical draft in the studio. So this limited-edition seven-inch vinyl release is what we get. 'Sight Of Me' is scratchy, raw, takes a little while to get going but once it does, it's great, repaying Lavelle's faith.

What sounds like aimless, plaintive indie works up into a wonderful dub squabble of guitars that's reminiscent, for those among you a bit long in the tooth, of Ruts DC's punky reggae classic collection, 'Rhythm Collision'. South are going back to a lost, possible future for indie rock.

David Stubbs

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