8/10 Li'l Biz Staff review, 12 November 2010
It's too fucking early and I'm too fucking tired to do justice to what I'm hearing now! Anger!!! Brain Idea are a relatively fresh new face on the scene with only a single tape release and this debut for real on Permanent to their name but they certainly know how to craft a banging tune. The Clean are an obvious reference point on 'The Surviving Scrolls' but Brain Idea take elements from all the classic D.I.Y indie pop, post punk, rock 'n' roll, krautrock and new wave bands to forge a flavour all of their own. It sounds amazing too! Whoozy phase and reverb saturate the mix and bring a warming glow to the music that reminds me of the last Women LP 'Public Strain'. Sonically it's more in keeping with the UK 80's underground than the 70's New York scene but that haunting quality remains. This is very much classic indie rock played with style and conviction. Oh, there's even a cover of The Clean's 'Getting Older' on here. They sound like a curious bunch these... Word is they were behind a tape entitled 'NOi!', a compilation of classic punk cuts reworked in a krautrock style which sounds amazing... good lads these. A great record reviewed poorly by me...soz dudes.
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