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Here's a slice of future-pop from the past in the shape of a bumper CD of reissued material from the north of England's early-'80s indie pop oracles UV POP. A few tracks in and this is sounding like some kind of middle ground between REM and Spandau Ballet. Totally slick tunes with nostalgically melancholy melodies. 'Feels Like Winter' sounds more than a little like The Smiths. The Bendy Bab ...

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CD compiling UV Pop's Bandy Baby Man & Anyone For Me LP's plus 2 bonus tracks.

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Anyone For Me / Bendy Baby Man by UV POP
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8/10 Mike Staff review, 14 December 2011

Here's a slice of future-pop from the past in the shape of a bumper CD of reissued material from the north of England's early-'80s indie pop oracles UV POP. A few tracks in and this is sounding like some kind of middle ground between REM and Spandau Ballet. Totally slick tunes with nostalgically melancholy melodies. 'Feels Like Winter' sounds more than a little like The Smiths. The Bendy Baby Man LP is followed here by the Anyone For Me EP, where they seem to take more of a David Bowie/Psychedelic Furs/early Cure sort of approach to their slightly goth-tinged pop. People who wish music still sounded like that will be delighted to be able to pick up this disc full of music from back when music did sound like that. At the end we've got a live version of 'No Songs Tomorrow' and then a woefully charmless 2011 version of the same track with 'subtle' background atmospherics and the like...basically they've just Coldplayed it up a bit. Bit pointless really, but whatever, you've already got a good LP and EP out of the bargain so you'd best put up or shut up or something.


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