Thursday, June 10, 2010


A word of warning. This review contains a disturbing mental image and some racial stereotyping.

On the other hand, if you were easily offended, you probably wouldn't be here.

Tribes, you see, are the result of a bizarre genetic experiment, which involved taking the members of The Cure, Pixies and Radiohead and then locking them in a room until they bred. And then locking the resulting offspring in another room until they bred. Which means it was a room in Kentucky, where such behaviour is socially acceptable.

All of this results in four guys making a sound which sounds both extraordinarily familiar, and at the same time like nothing you have ever heard before.

Like with all new bands, there is some good stuff here, and some not so good. The good stuff - such as 'Himalaya' and set closer 'Whenever' is very good indeed. So good, in fact, that I'd go out and buy them - if only I could stop trying to poke my mind's eye out with this stick.


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