Babybird Double A EP Animal House
Double A EP (Animal House)
Author, serial songwriter and general laugh-a-minute [I]bon viveur[/I]
[a]Stephen Jones[/a] has been ploughing an increasingly lonely furrow of late.
With chart placings now a distant dream, he’s been gradually filtering his
misanthropy into increasingly interesting musical directions. What once seemed
like charmlessness now seems like genuine awkwardness. This EP takes two of the
better tracks from his recent ‘Bugged’ album (the sweetly homicidal lope
of ‘Fireflies’ and the brassy ‘Getaway’) and adds three more slices
of claustrophobic, acoustic misery. It sounds like he’s gradually edging back to
the bedroom from which he first emerged.