Water Colour Mourning - Words Of A New Song

Sunday 1st December 1991
Water Colour Mourning - Words Of A New Song

RATING 6 6 6 6 6 6
LABEL: Independent
FORMAT: Cassette Album

Reviewed by Tony Cummings

First, confession time. When reviewing the JAM '91 Festival tape, (JAM incidentally stands for Jesus And Music not Jesus And Me I've been told) I mentioned Water Colour Mourning (they were at the fast and on the album) and somehow got them mixed up with some other band at Jam 91. So forget anything Cummings may have previously said about WCM. The team are definitely interesting, Mark Payne has a voice which sounds pretty fiat to my ears yet on "Push" works quite brilliantly over the nagging riff (it may be a sequence lads but its a killer) and even the off harmony vocal adds to its slightly idiosyncratic appeal. The other gems are "Closed Doors" which has almost a Squeeze pop feel to it and "Backs Against The Wall" which after the corniest of synth intros has some cutting guitar work and more of those semi-spoken lead vocals. The band are currently gigging hard in pubs and clubs in Oxford, Windsor and Maidenhead and on the evidence of this tape are well worth catching.

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