Album Review: Tiny Masters Of Today - 'Skeletons'
Yes, yes, they're very young, but more importantly, they're brilliant
Forget any cutesy shtick, these two schooled themselves under the most wayward of mentors; their core text presumably How To Screw The System Pt I by Ms K Dawson and Mr T Moore.
With their second effort the garage punk mentality remains, but with an increasingly inquisitive streak; ‘Two Dead Soldiers’ is a riled Moldy Peaches, robbed of their twee sensibilities and scrapping with Devo, while new single ‘Pop Chart’ tears apart the celebrity cult in wry fashion, adopting a fuzzy blend of sprightly melody and lyrical damnation.
Cleverest of all is ‘Abercrombie Zombie’, with its clarion call of “Oh my God! We should totally go on Wikipedia!”, that succinctly displays the band’s knack for both rooting themselves firmly in their peer group and rejecting almost everything it predictably stands for. ‘Skeletons’ is playful yet cynical, catchy but ramshackle; it is, essentially, a far more consummate effort than logic dictates. So, though it’ll be a while before they shake off the inevitable age fixation, TMOT have produced an album that’s a stroke of genius regardless of age. They may be tiny, but they’re certainly masterful.
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