[Careless] - Sunset EP

Wednesday 1st April 1998
[Careless] - Sunset EP

RATING 5 5 5 5 5
LABEL: Independent
FORMAT: Cassette EP

Reviewed by Mike Rimmer

Southampton-based four piece launch themselves with an EP that's been around for a while and slipped through my reviewing net! In the spirit of better late than never. I can report that as an independent release, the band have managed to get a decent production sound for their songs which show a band more with promise than having got there with these three songs. Attempting a sound somewhere between The Mission and mid-period U2. The band's problem is that although they are tight in the playing department, the music is just a little '80s and clich├ęd. Lyrics about seeing the sunset in her eyes or rock'n'roll being in their souls isn't original and mars the proceedings. Musically the opening cut "Rock'n'Roll" sounds too busy, almost as if the band have got something to prove and are trying just a tad too hard. It's been a year since these tracks were recorded so I'd be interested to hear how things have developed. Unless you're a fan of "80s indie rock, best to wail until the next release and give the band a chance to grow.

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