8/10 Clinton Staff review, 13 September 2013
The latest in an increasingly long line of bands with Google-friendly spellings. ‘Trams’ just wouldn’t do as you will be lumped in with all those vehicles in Blackpool.
Now as far as I’m aware these are the latest kids on the block and by far the best thing to come out of Chichester for a long while. There is an annoying quiver in the guys voice - one part Arcade Fire dude, one part Hookworms lad - but what’s saving them is that they have some great tunes in their locker.
It's all recorded in a garagey, mid-fi style. The opening track ‘Swimming Pool’ make me think of Interpol in a Bogner Regis lock-up with some dubby melodica thrown in for good mix. ‘Demons’ starts out all Arcade Fire, but don’t fret - it gets better with a really great catchy chorus and some spindly guitars, the melodies reminding me of ‘Drums and Wires’ era XTC.
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