Home Work EP

Straw Home Work EP Columbia


Home Work EP(Columbia)

Formerly the band that no-one could ever remember, [a]Straw[/a] have taken

decisive action. Sniffing the wind, they’ve sensed a sea-change in the British

music scene and have decided to relaunch themselves as Travisplay 72. Their new

material is melancholic, orchestral, and not entirely their own idea. Still, the

lead track here (‘Watching You Sleep’) is quite sweet, and – who knows? –

if they’d released it 12 months ago, they might just have got away with it. As it

is, they didn’t. And they won’t.

James Oldham