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1 review »Wakefield proves its mettle again with a new CD, 'Slip Smash' by local lad Michael Ainsley. I'm curious about the sleeve as it looks like the gateway to a noisy Action Beat type thrash fest but this chap actually offers up a calmer, more steady indie singer/songwriter style listen. His downpat Northern English delivery compliments the catchy, unfussy song structures. Bass, drums, acoustic & el ... »

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Slip Smash by Michael Ainsley
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8/10 Brian Staff review, 24 February 2011

Wakefield proves its mettle again with a new CD, 'Slip Smash' by local lad Michael Ainsley. I'm curious about the sleeve as it looks like the gateway to a noisy Action Beat type thrash fest but this chap actually offers up a calmer, more steady indie singer/songwriter style listen. His downpat Northern English delivery compliments the catchy, unfussy song structures. Bass, drums, acoustic & electric guitars &, at some point, a piano; some songs upbeat & noisier, others tender & reflective. There's some nice dinky hooks to be devoured on many of the tunes & a solid workmanlike devotion to unpretentious songcraft evident throughout. Along with introspective Leeds miserabalists, The Wind Up Birds, it's apparent to me that Yorkshire is rebuilding a passionate, flourishing indie rock scene that isn't particularly looking for a way out (IE London, Radio One, NME) but is quite content to build up a devoted local following & retain its integrity. This guy has some good, gritty songs that could well blossom into anthems. I wonder if that's him trashed at some festival on the sleeve?



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