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Here at Norman it doesn't come much closer to home than the Rhubarb Triangle, a small area just outside Leeds where they force rhubarb to grow in darkened sheds by candlelight for maximum deliciousness. Said triangle is clearly the influence behind this new band The Rhubarb Triangle, whose debut single I have here. 'Wakefield City Blues' is another West Yorkshire reference of course, and quite a ...

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Wakefield City Blues / Bloodhound by The Rhubarb Triangle
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8/10 Mike Staff review, 01 May 2014

Here at Norman it doesn't come much closer to home than the Rhubarb Triangle, a small area just outside Leeds where they force rhubarb to grow in darkened sheds by candlelight for maximum deliciousness. Said triangle is clearly the influence behind this new band The Rhubarb Triangle, whose debut single I have here.

'Wakefield City Blues' is another West Yorkshire reference of course, and quite a fun song. It's Nuggetsy garage pop with nice chunky guitar fuzz sitting back in the mix so that a fruity Hammond can take centre stage, quite a lively proto-punk sound for the first half and then an interesting breakdown with some lively percussion and a really cool bit where the vocals come back in and things are phasing in and out and it's really satisfyingly confusing.

Flip it and there's 'Bloodhound', an unhinged bit of blues rock with a bubbling, stalking beat, Birthday Party-ish vocal howls, reverbed slide guitar with added reverb, a tambourine, and some weirdly distorted harmonica with as much reverb as the guitar. I actually like this more than the A side, it's a meandering and fucked up post-punk blues-surf mess that sounds like it happened by accident. Excellent.


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