THE PHEROMOANS

Does This Guy Stack Up? LP
Label: UPSET THE RHYTHM

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Description
The Pheromoans are back with a full-length on Upset the Rhythm this week, now expanded to a six-piece and headed in more of an experimental pop direction than their previous spindly post-punky outings with the sound now layered in languorous vintage synth tones which lend them a new romantic feel, although the songwriting has that whimsical slacker pop feel of bands like The Intelligence (particularly ‘Fake Surfers’-era), only with a very English sense of sardonic self-sabotage and pastoral quirkiness.


In ‘I’m A You-Know-What’ there’s queasy, ramshackle redemptive pop with a melody which sounds like Joy Division taking on Deacon Blue’s ‘Ship Called Dignity’ (in a good way!), while ‘Waterworld’ sees newbie keyboard player Dan Bolger move to violin for a percussive slice of dubby skronk-pop. Meanwhile ‘Grab A Chair’’s ominous, almost grandiose dreampop drips early Cure vibes, but through KVB-tinted glasses, and then the next minute we’re in classic slow-building PiL-meets-Can territory on ‘Deport Little John’ with its kraut beat, ranty vocals and trapped-fly guitars, while closer ‘Moth on the Mend’ has a defeated plod that’s bringing to mind early Hood.

This item is tagged as:
  • Experimental
  • Garage
  • Postpunk

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