Jamie T’s second album in two years is a punk, rap, pop and hardcore tour de force
London Camden Falcon
Tracks on new EP [B]'Yon Kyoku Iri'[/B] are typically intriguing, often dispensing with brutal guitar riffs in favour of melodic haziness and a sinister [a]Pavement[/a] sound...
Obviously, Urusei Yatsura have been away too long. Like all great lost indie bands, though, its only now they're back you realise how much we missed them. Enveloped in self-effacing humour, bad haircuts and charming coyness, their fantastically pointless lust for life seems a world away from most bands' insipid passivity.
Though old songs like 'Slain By Elf' still resemble angry punked-up Velvets tracks, the new songs reveal a band who've mellowed-out, discovered how to turn the volume down and yet still avoid the curse of tedium. Tracks on new EP 'Yon Kyoku Iri' are typically intriguing, often dispensing with brutal guitar riffs in favour of melodic haziness and a sinister Pavement sound.
By the end, they're enveloped in a wall of squealing feedback, throwing handfuls of fake money into the crowd. No-one shouts for an encore. Because, frankly, you can't follow that.
Character studies and ready melodies abound in the latest record by the Oxford quartet
A battle-like record where fear and dread rule
Another gripping Pedro Almodóvar mystery, full of vibrant visuals and emotional revelations
The Californian succeeds, once again, in exposing the ugliness of mankind. It’ll get under your skin