Alternative music reviews

July 20, 2006

D U E L S

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Just checking MySpace friend requests and, yes, yet another band from Leeds. I don’t know them from the Dance To The Radio stuff but I give them a quick listen. In their professed influences is a certain David Jones. I’m pretty sure they mean the man who changed his name to Bowie. Setting themselves up for a fall in that case, aren’t they?

First track is Slow Build (video above) and yes they have learnt some lessons from the Bromley one. But there’s more than that. A gentle 60s psychedelia tinges the proceedings and voice that is mannered and controlled in an English way but moves to melodic crescendo with no strain. And there’s a point in the song Brothers and Sisters when the singer sounds like Richard Butler of The Psychedelic Furs and any moment like that is to be welcomed. This band have an ability to swoop up to the stars with their powerful orchestrations. It’s pop music and it’s glorious.

D U E L S

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