7" £6.49 BBR001
Ltd hand numbered 7" + download on Box Bedroom Rebels.
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Please bear in mind that this review was written of the original pressing. The repress comes in slightly less exciting packaging (but is still in a hand-numbered edition of 99).
I wonder if these lads have taken their name from the big-budget Costner flop ‘Waterworld’. I hope so. Anyway, this is a lovely looking five song 7” in a ludicrously short run of 100 hand numbered copies with screened sleeves and inserts, a sealed wage envelope with a download, newsletter and “personalised confetti”, and one of those polystyrene planes you used to get in party bags when you were a kid. Nice.
On the record itself, the trio play some laid back ‘90s-influenced slacker indie which is reminding me of Real Estate, Pavement and Triptides, quite simple and melodic songs with a casual, warm delivery. As far as I can tell the first three tracks were originally released on cassette under the name Life Dunk and the two on the other side are previously unreleased and have presumably been recorded since the name change. They’ve got a slightly thinner and less reverby sound to them which gives them a bit of a New Zealandy jangliness that fans of bands like The Clean will appreciate. When they do use fuzz, particularly on closer ‘Wakeboarding’, it’s really chunky and dirty like Urusei Yatsura. I like that. Cool EP, seems like a bit of a shame they’ve made so few of them.
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