UK import and a tour-de-force! For folks waiting for the next Jason Falkner album(or his last one to come out in the US), this might very well do very, very fine for you! Brendan Benson, Matthew Sweet, ELO, Starbelly, Velvet Crush, some Jellyfish, the pop-side of Radiohead`s "The Bends" and XTC all wrapped up a bit of glammy British swagger that only a band that was wells up when thinking about Marc Bolan`s loss on the music world. The singer sounds a lot like Jon Brion, which will bring some comparisons to The Grays, which is happily appropriate, too. Chock full of raw and infectious slices of harmonic pop, it buzzes with crunching guitars and killer choruses. Bottom line, song after well-crafted song and melody after infectious melody that should be more than just casually appealing to the majority of folks out there! Classic Not Lame styled power pop.
"It`s really well done and my mind starts to think of names like Jon Brion, Brendan Benson, Josh Fix, Squeeze, Jason Falkner and Tim Finn. 4 Stars. A very good album." - melodic.net "ItÂ`s still grounded in the finest British pop influences e.g. the Beatles, the Who (by way of Guided By Voices), XTC, Barrett, Bowie, Costello, Hitchcock et al. The highlights come thick and fast. Make sure you decide to possess this essential recording." - The Power Of Pop.
"Simon Bristoll frustratingly continues to remain a blind spot for the disc buying public, a fact that`s even harder to fathom in the light of this new album If you were to splice the DNA of Squeeze with that of the Guillemots, Burt Bacharach and Lennon and McCartney, this is what you`d likely get, a melody drenched album of superbly arranged intelligent grown up pop, rippling with quality songs that wear their 80s influences without shame but also sound like they were minted tomorrow. There`s not a duff track here, but special attention should really be directed at the title track which is both reminiscent of and as good as anything Sgt Pepper, while spaghetti western guitars lay the ground for Confetti, Champagne And Roses which takes the best of early Costello and wraps it in a Difford and Tilbrook parcel, and Born Again Brand New Man swaggers down synthpop street like Badfinger on the arm of Stephen Duffy. And, quite frankly, McCartney should be strapped to a chair and made to listen to both eco-warning The Twilight Kids and the bittersweet The Girl Who Broke Her Own Heart as a reminder of the sort of class he used to write. Mike Davies - Roots and Branches.com. "ItÂ`s really good - and itÂ`s a damned sight better than whatever youÂ`re hearing on your local "modern rock for people with kids" radio station". - RetroLoFi. "`Everybody Loves A Villain` by Captain Wilberforce is a superb piece of British pop-rock that deserves to do well - every minute a pleasure - every inch a winner - tremendous stuff!!" - ToxicPete.co.uk. Hope you get the feeling by now. A huge winner on all fronts and EXTREMELY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
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