8/10 Ian Staff review, 05 December 2013
Solo project of David Bailey from The Title Sequence, released on Mollusc Records.
Friends of David all expected him to come out with an introspective acoustic album (as most indie-rock singers tend to do) but instead he's treated us to this pleasant, lo-fi, dreampop record. Opening track ‘Telly’ is a funny little observational story of the sheer mindlessness of daytime TV, and the album as a whole has a faint whiff of sweet, sugary, Sarah Records jangle-pop about it.
It’s much cleverer than that though, lyrically and musically. Moments of bands like East River Pipe, The Harvest Ministers and The Field Mice are in evidence here, as well as modern bedroom pop composers like Euros Childs and Badly Drawn Boy. On ‘Feels Like The 90s Again’ he sings “Feelings are carved and a mixtape is made, I’ve been here before, feels like the 90s again”. Well, when you listen to this album you’ll definitely feel like it’s the 90s again. Which is just fine by me.
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