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The Black Tambourines are proud to come from Falmouth, from whence they transmit their indie rock energy. This 12” serves as an interim release before their second album comes out, and most excitingly includes a cover of The Cure’s classic track ‘A Forest’, alongside two originals. Released by Easy Action.

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Domino / A Forest / Friendship 7 by The Black Tambourines 1 review. Add your own review. 6/10
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6/10 Staff review, 14 July 2015

A solution to the vinyl crisis could be that records have to be deemed a certain standard before they can be pressed. If this were the case then the Black Tambourines (not Black Tambourine the American noise poppers) would only just scrape through. Opener ‘Domino’ is a piece of thrashy punk which sounds unnervingly like ‘Mind Gardens’ by Salvation Army but I’m pretty sure they wouldn’t be aware of it. Their cover of The Cure’s ‘A Forest’ is more than adequate proving that with a decent riff in place they can reach for the stars. They play it fairly safe - just louder and thrashier. Overleaf there is a churning psych instrumental that takes away about ten minutes of your life you’ll never get back again. Their version of ‘A Forest’ proves that with decent material there are places to go but without it a band is like a dog chasing its tail.



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