Roadside Poppies Seven Ways to Derail A Train of ThoughtIndietracks only CD-R
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Paul M - Jul 28, 2008
One of the definite highlights of 2008's mighty Indietracks festival was catching this Copenhagen/Cambridge collective on the church stage. That day they put in a delightfully shambling display battling with MP3 technology to cock up their set with the wrong pre-recorded drumbeats. If they'd been just as inept at songwriting, or lacked a sense of humour I'd have walked out within minutes but instead I sat transfixed as they delivered half an hour of wonderfully cute and catchy songs. This limited CD-R captures the ditties performed that day and they essentially have two sounds depending on whether Matloob or Martin does vocals. With the former it's jangly indie-pop, all sunshine and smiles while the latter is more thoughtful college rock with Lloyd Cole and the chiming guitars of REM being possible pointers. Both are utterly spiffing. The only downside is that with four of them in Denmark and three over here it seems unlikely that I'll get too many opportunities to see them again.