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The grumpy old men are back with a new EP, seven new tracks of righteous indignation, ‘Be Grateful’ takes up the burning torch lit in ‘Out Of Office Assistance’ and waves it around the stationary cupboard on their way out of the office.
There is still some rage left for the corporate life, ‘Poor Wretches’ is a ‘Them & Us’ tale of the ‘people at the top’ telling us we should ‘Be grateful for what’ve got’ and get on with it but the band have new sources of irritation this time too.
Upon leaving the confines of their button down lives in search of salvation the band have found a new source of ire; musical fashion. Both ‘Indie Trendy’ and ‘The Scene’ take a swipe at the style over substance band culture rife right now and the NME followers more concerned with haircuts than songs.
‘Indie Trendy’ particularly takes aim and fires at the scensters ‘How do they breath, in those skinny fit jeans, where does the penis go, it’s so confusing’ nicely articulates what many of us have been thinking. There is even some nice ‘Carry On’ style word play with the ‘so you’re in a band, that’s brilliant, doesn’t mean you have to dress and act like a complete and utter cun…..stable, arrest that man, he stole the identity from someone on the cover of the NME’ line raising a smile and no doubt an eyebrow.
Closing the EP, ‘The Scene’ takes a broader swing at the cliquey nature of the current music scene and the feeling of being on the outside looking in, not quite understanding why everyone else loves it and you don’t. With just a hint that perhaps they are mellowing, our protagonist is left wondering whether the alienation actually does comes from the ‘scene’ or the fact that ‘I was drinking a lot more back then’…
Apart from the charmingly brief ‘Dystopian Ditty’ adding a little percussion, the 3 guitar and vocal format is adhered to and whilst this places a certain limit on their appeal/scope, the strength of the lyrical content dispels boredom. There is a subtle improvement in the recording of this EP, the DIY feel is still there but the edges are smoother. Once more the Barefaced Cynics have produced a punk record with an acoustic guitar, nice one.
To download the EP or find out more then click HERE.