Leeds have a quiet sleeper of a band I particularly like called Downdime. Singer/guitarist Ged was in Boyracer in the early 90s when they were signed to Sarah, and drummer Eddy left Manhattan Love Suicides to be in them, and they're even on the same label as MLS, Squirrel! However they plow a different field, playing fuzzy, highly melodic indie pop that kind of combines the pop hooks of later period Wedding Present, the adrenaline of early Placebo, the woozy Americana of the Lemonheads & the off-kilter dynamism of NY's underrated Versus. The 8 songs on this CD are pretty addictive, little indie pop gems from the heart, embellished in places with cello, trumpet & the most playful sounding keyboard i've heard in a while. 'Knowing Too Much' was recorded live by Matthew Robson from Sierpinski/Hood/Random Number. I think he likes their sweet, catchy timeless songs & homely attitude as much as I do. Be their friend and give them a whirl! CD only
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