Witness : You Are All My Own Invention

Are we running out of things to say about this kind of second division indie?

You can’t fault their sincerity – this is chest-puffing Big Music (well, kind of medium-sized). Unfortunately, everything else is easy to criticise – the way the chorus just doesn’t soar the way it should, the wonky lyrics (what [I]is[/I] that title meant to mean?) and the lame production. Even the feedback at the end is a polite little squeak rather than a speaker-shredding howl. Has it been pointed out that the keyboard and guitarists’ name is Julian Pransky-Poole? And are we running out of things to say about this kind of second division indie?

Alex Needham