The first thing to note about this record is that the vinyl version has 9 tracks, where as the CD has 10. The added track on the CD is called Vermillion Sands, in case you wanted to know. This self-titled record from The Room In The Wood is a cracking combination of pop-punk, rock, blues and folk. Available on vinyl LP and CD, and released on A Turntable Friend.
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Good news for elderly indie-poppers. Where once it was hard to continue an indie music career after the age of 29, now it seems there are a whole host of labels willing to put their chips on folks who have achieved success in earlier times but still have that itch to dust down the old acoustic. These two have been around the block a bit in the Liverpool scene playing in bands such as Benny Profane and It's Immaterial.
Despite not working together since 1985 the pair still have the chops. They play a brand of literate and sophisticated guitar pop that blends with blues and folk influences to create a well thought out and intricately constructed record. If I was playing the lazy comparison game I'd say the nearest ballpark is the Shack/Michael Head axis. They have that same, slightly mysterious take on standard singer songwriter fare. Other than chiming opener 'Greedy Stars' the album has a dark noir-ish them which on the likes of 'Raven Girl' and 'Grey Wolf Lullaby' has something of the similar pop/folk imagery that Pete Astor locked into on his 'Hal's Eggs' record. There's also lots of Nick Cave type balladry here and Dave Jackson's voice has the dark hues that is perfect for this type of moody fodder yet on the breezier, strummier side to the record it's one of those great 80s indie voices, bringing to mind Lloyd Cole and Cathal Coughlan.
Good guitar pop by experts in the field.
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