Monday, 7 December 2009
Have finally gotten round to listening to (and enjoying) these guys.
I knew we were always only a step away from a Chris Isaak revival!
Not really sure what potentialities it suggests for future UK alt-rock though, and there's the inevitable staginess of the vocals.
But better a vaguely cheesy American vocal intonation than a spuriously demotic one. One of the worst things about Libertines, Kate Nash, Maccabees et al is that the colloquial British accent is now an unfortunate (not to mention deeply corny) shibbolleth for a sort of twee, hedonistic, metropolitan, drama-school privilege.