Truro youngsters' ace debut. Cornish tasty!...
They may bear all the tell-tale symptoms of Seasonal
Affective Indie Disorder (massive guitars, snifflesome
vocals, wanton deployment of the cagoule) but closer
inspection reveals [a]Thirteen Senses[/a] to be as far from
their panty-waist, colly-wobbling contemporaries as
something that is absolutely nothing like something
else can be. With its D-Day drums and haunting plink-plonk piano it is, in fact, Big Music with Bigger Still Vistas, an
astonishingly assured debut that does the military
two-step across the very notion of ‘reigning things in’.
“You got us in to this/so get us out of this” warbles
singer Will, nebulously. A bold allusion to Blair’s
involvement in Iraq, perchance? Or a desperate plea to
Truro Civic Theatre’s costume department from a man
unable to remove his large bird outfit following a
disastrous matinee performance of ‘Mother Goose’?
Either way, corking stuff.