Bands with tragic stories always seem more appealing to me. Who wants a set
of gurning twats to hold close to your heart after another day of heartbreak
when you can have Joy Division. Or Nirvana. Or Linus. Yes,
that name stumbling from the mists of time like a small, nervous baby hare.
"Where have I heard THAT name?" Well cast yr minds back to the early
90's & a rather tedious scene called Riot Grrrl that only a handful of
frowning femmes & Everett True actually think was the nu punk. That's where
these sprung from. A brittle & spirited bunch of scratchy post punkers that
ran through britpop Mk 1 only to find themselves in Britpop Mk 2 hell. In 2005 Linus
lost guitarist Andy Roberts & so have a wicked sessions & singles
CD retrospective out & it's in reverse order going from recent gear to old
gems. There's influences going from the Headcoatees to Stereolab
throughout. They sounded like a sweetly intriguing band that embodied the spirit
of indie DIY so beautifully, no-one, including me, realised they still existed.
Buy this, it's great fun.