STYLE: Pop RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 33273-13207 LABEL: Independent FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1 RRP: £10.00
Reviewed by Paul Poulton
I suppose I should mention that David played keyboards with Killing Joke for six years. But be warned. This doesn't sound anything like Killing Joke. What this sounds like is more like Mika singing baritone with less '00s and a lot more '80s sounds going on in the background. The vocals are mixed a bit too high for my liking, leaving any edge in the music sadly lacking. David has also played live keyboards for Boy George and helped Then Jericho record some hits, but that was then and this is now. I can hear that David has a lot of music in him but getting it out to fit into today's musical climate may take another stab or two. David performs keyboard runs befitting of After The Fire at the peak of their popularity. But ATF have moved on, looking for new directions; I hope David will follow suit with his next CDs. The guitar licks are also from another era, guitar music is so popular at the moment, I can see he doesn't want to play the gut wrenching music of Killing Joke anymore but David and Sunday People have the ability to craft music and could be another Scissor Sisters. I'm with him all the way if he could get the shunt he needs in a forward direction. Work is also clearly needed on his lyrics. "Jesus Is Cool" is particularly inept and sounds to me, and I think to young people, like Jesus is a hippy, who wears sandals. David has the skill and the know-how, now he needs to look around at where music is today.
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