Derrero : Unstraightforwardtune EP

Our rating:

Woozy guitars, quavering falsetto vocals and mildly psychedelic lyrics about "dark ships... orbiting my noggin".

Did I miss a meeting or has pretending to be Welsh taken over from claiming to be French as the new route to pop fame? Englishmen abroad in Cardiff, [a]Derrero[/a] already have the blessing of the Manics, [a]Catatonia[/a], Super Furries and Gorky’s. And they sound like… well,

a

bit like Super Furries and Gorky’s, to be honest.

Woozy guitars, quavering falsetto vocals and mildly psychedelic lyrics about “dark ships… orbiting my noggin”. Decent stuff, as cod-Welsh rock goes, but a trifle more originality and spark wouldn’t go amiss.

Stephen Dalton