Friday, August 03, 2012

Amateur Historians - These Cities Are Stealing My Soul

A band named after a Johnny Foreigner lyric, so obviously we started writing the entry long before clicking play on the track. Luckily, it turned out to be very much worth posting. The Belfast trio's taster of debut EP New Homes/New Hopes, released 15th August and which in single form also has a remix from Adam LookiMakeMusic's Future Wife guise, is in its sub-two minute faux-clumsy collapsing card pyramid of tightly fractured guitar phrases, pacey personalised lyrical cadences and call-and-response backing vocals starts its family tree at Slanted & Enchanted Pavement, course through the Kinsella bands, LC! and Scottish lo-fi, ending up a stop along from Ace Bushy Striptease. Splendid. Also, almost certainly precision targeted/manufactured for STN's benefit.

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