My Spoon - The Phat Of The Spoon

Published Tuesday 19th July 2005
My Spoon - The Phat Of The Spoon
My Spoon - The Phat Of The Spoon

RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 12615-1957
LABEL: Independent

Reviewed by Mike Rimmer

This Midlands-based three-piece have now released two EPs and on the strength of this latest offering must be gearing towards recording a full length album. The trio offer energetic, funky, punky rock that is nailed down by the superb drumming of Dean Needle whose flair and pure rhythms anchor the band's sound. Andrez Barker adds a certain confident funkiness to the proceedings which is unusual in this genre. And on top of this, John O'Brien's fiery fretwork and distinctive passionate vocals complete the picture. Kicking off with the incendiary heavy groove of "Away At Home", the band are immediately impressive, cleverly varying the song's intensity. "The Think Tank" is built on a straight-ahead riff from John O'B before breaking full pelt into more of a mosh pit filler. "Stumped" intros with a blast of feedback but quickly develops as a slower grinding prayer song of surrender. Not sure about John's strange accent though! Aside from the hidden track, the EP finishes with "Betta" which is another song built around John's guitar and some solid work from the rhythm section to create a catchy groovy conclusion. They've been playing a few festivals this summer and listening to this reminds me I need to book them in for another chat on Rimmerama! Cool stuff! Now what about an album?

The opinions expressed in this article are not necessarily those held by Cross Rhythms. Any expressed views were accurate at the time of publishing but may or may not reflect the views of the individuals concerned at a later date.

Interested in reviewing music? Find out more here.

Reader Comments

Posted by Ruth in Brighton @ 09:56 on Apr 24 2006

Th best part is tht thrs big old cardboard spoons crowd surfin lol x x x

Posted by Clare in Bournemouth @ 16:08 on Apr 3 2006

if you don't buy this... buy their new one!

Posted by Emma - THE NUTTER in THE WORLD @ 13:49 on Dec 2 2005

the spoons are so good, buy the cd now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! its ace

Posted by Spanna in Dutchland @ 17:06 on Nov 3 2005

peace out,
monkey x

Posted by clare in bournemouth @ 13:13 on Oct 9 2005

ALLO!! john kinda told me to comment on it. well.... ITS RUBBISH!! ok im gonna be seroius now. serious.....
the EP is amazing. if you haven't bought it buy it, if just for the rain.....

Posted by olly @ 19:49 on Sep 12 2005

i love my spoon, especially jons big pants

Posted by sophie jones in london @ 16:14 on Aug 7 2005

i love my spoon, they totally rock! there is no way any other cd is betta dan dis 1! y isnt da rating higher?? oh and dont diss John's accent!

Posted by sez in lancaster @ 14:18 on Aug 3 2005

this is 1 of my fav CD's at the moment these guys simply rock the house down live! and i like John's strange accent! any other Spoon fans here???

The opinions expressed in the Reader Comments are not necessarily those held by Cross Rhythms.

Add your comment

We welcome your opinions but libellous and abusive comments are not allowed.

We are committed to protecting your privacy. By clicking 'Send comment' you consent to Cross Rhythms storing and processing your personal data. For more information about how we care for your data please see our privacy policy.