My Spoon - Love Stories And Lies

Published Sunday 23rd July 2006
My Spoon - Love Stories And Lies
My Spoon - Love Stories And Lies

RATING 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 19339-9316
LABEL: Independent

Reviewed by Mike Rimmer

Here's a band that just seem to be getting better and better. Having recorded two EPs, they've finally got it together to record a full length project. Fronted by the vocals and guitar of John O'Brien and anchored by the stylish drumming of Dean Needle and the surefire solid bass playing of new boy Dave Reason, My Spoon are gigging hard on the UK scene. So what do we get on their album debut? 11 songs that take them beyond the pop punk so fashionable a couple of years back to creating something that is melodic, a little bit punky but wears its metal influences proudly. O'Brien certainly likes to make a lot of noise with his guitar and occasionally lets loose with a bit of screamo! What I like about the album is the fact that it varies in intensity and has a few surprises along the way. In the middle of "Bigger", there's a fab vocal passage where they sing "yeah my daddy, yeah my daddy" which takes the listener completely by surprise. My fave track this week is "(In)visible Friend" which just sounds great on the radio. Any band who records a song called "Gordon Bennett" has to be applauded and what's with the crazy drum rhythm for that song? The punk version of "In The Secret" is fun if not an original idea. Production from Neil Costello gives the album a sparky energy that overshadows their previous recordings. With a relentless gig schedule, plenty of exposure at Spring Harvest and a desire to reach out to people, 'Love Stories And Lies' perfectly documents where the band are at in 2006. And they're only going to get better!

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Reader Comments

Posted by charlotte in west london @ 15:07 on Apr 14 2008

my spoon are awesome - missed their Spring Harvest concert but they totally rocked the distinctive worship and the album is totally great!
I agree with Anna that john and abhi(their new bassist) dancing on slime was hilarious though!

Posted by anna brown in alnwick @ 18:55 on Apr 10 2008

You rocked at spring harvest skegness! Go distinctive! ha ha ha john and abi you had to dance on slime!!!

Posted by ema in cheshire @ 14:45 on Dec 6 2007

my spoon are ase who ever says that they are not good well i dont know what you were listening to its still not come out of my cd player and all my friends love there music

Posted by soph in bath @ 21:40 on Feb 23 2007

its an awesome album!!! go buy it!
they've always been good, you've just never realised it!!!!

Posted by Emily in Cliff @ 20:18 on Jan 2 2007

these guys are seriously my fave band...
first time i met them i was like...'my spoon? what the heck are you on!'.....but i love them soo much, and you MUST buy the album, cause i got it 2 weeks after it was released, and its still stuck in my CD player...there you go Buffy!!

Posted by nikki in birmingham @ 18:02 on Oct 15 2006

i watched them @ richmond they were soo good

Posted by Emma - THE NUTTER in the universe @ 15:08 on Oct 9 2006

My spoon are amazing and this album is great!!!!!!!!!!The spoons are great guys who produce inspiring and rocking music so buy a copy NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Andy Reeve-Smith in Luton @ 13:38 on Sep 3 2006

From a couple of "oldies" who went to Spring Harvest Holiday camp in France recently. We thought they were fantastic! Great concert on the Sunday afternoon, and pretty good at worship leading!

Posted by sarah in coventry @ 19:13 on Aug 23 2006

these guys rock so much.
their gigs are even is the way forward amd 3 amazing guys all given talent by the one and only thats going to take them far xxxx

Posted by Livesey in Accrington @ 10:16 on Aug 2 2006

this is an immense album and there live shows are amazing!!
cant wait to see/play with you guys again!!

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