Essex boys The Bohicas hit upon a mix of Led Zepplin, Queens of the Stone Age and The Arctic Monkeys, bringing catchy and fuzzy riffs, vocal hooks that will earwurm their way in and ruin your day for the considerable future. Their debut album, and it’s avaiable on 12” with bonus 7”, just the 12” and CD from Domino.
5/10 Clinton Staff review, 20 August 2015
Finally the boot is on the other foot. For months I have enjoyed placing dreadful records in reviewers boxes and watching them squirm. This week due to daring to take a three day holiday, review distributor Robin has his own back. The fun thing is that not being reviews editor for the week i can say exactly what I want without fear that I'm to blame for us not selling records. It's just my opinion mate.
Once upon a time Domino released records by the likes of Pavement, Movietone, Pram and countless other thrillingly independent forward thinkers. Today the best they can come up is fuzzily produced bar-room rock that sounds like it hasn't been influenced by anything that happened in music outside the years of 1972-1975. On 'To Die For' they sing "I get high, I get low" which is a pretty incisive critique of the perils of life when you think about it. They go a bit 'northern soul' on 'Only You' on which they use the word 'ain't' and have a chorus of "How can something so wrong feel so right?" which is my thoughts exactly when they launch into a breezy chord change that I approve of.
They are basically Mud held together with sticky tape and fuzzy compressed production. I can hear Julia Holter whistling in the other room so I have to go. At the age of 42 I'm either too old or too young for this but good luck with it all.
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