sight of me

South Sight Of Me(Mo'Wax)


Sight Of Me [I](Mo’Wax)[/I]

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