The Plymouths - The Plymouths

Published Sunday 23rd April 2006
The Plymouths - The Plymouths
The Plymouths - The Plymouths

RATING 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 17343-11128
LABEL: Independent

Reviewed by Ben Lilford

Hybrid of rapture-style beats and Ferdinand-style guitar licks, glued together with Analogue keyboard riffs and arpeggios, Bournemouth-based The Plymouths (eh?) put together a very listenable package. Aiming squarely at the mainstream scene with their own brand of indie rock, this EP stands them in good stead to make playlists; that, coupled with the fact their support slots have included dates with Elastica-sounding band Ladyfuzz and the Zane Lowe championed Captain. Though sounding top notch, The Plymouths seem to have feet in both camps of the world and the Christian faith. First track "Party" has definitely skidded the wrong side of the line for me lyrically, but the next track "Need Your Love" talks of needing "...your grace giving love". I'm not sure this kind of schizophrenic approach is going to work in the long run. If they're in doubt of which way provides the best security career-wise Psalm 37 verse four comes to mind.

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Reader Comments

Posted by Noah @ 07:11 on Apr 2 2008

Terrible terrible music

Reply by Mary in Bristol @ 20:15 on Jul 17 2008

are you deaf?

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Posted by Becky in Weymouth @ 23:29 on Sep 18 2006

Love the music and love you guys. Sure we're gonna see you on TV sooner or later. Cant wait to see you play again soon.

Posted by Katie in Bournemouth @ 14:31 on Jun 16 2006

Party is such an up-going track, it gets everyone up and bopping along to it!
I think they have total potential to go very far in life, id love to see them routing up the chatrs someday soon, and im sure so will very any others.
Keep up the brill work guys! XD

Posted by Nat in Bournemouth @ 17:53 on May 20 2006

I love this ep and the plymouths. They have a great sound that im sure will take them far. im glad that you gave them a good review musicaly. Although im not sure that you really need to review their christian faith aswell!

Posted by dave in london @ 09:29 on May 8 2006

think this is an awesome demo by the plymouths, love to way party is so cutting edge! and makes people think unlike all this pleasing music on this website that is o so nice!! great gig in london last week guys, thinking of making the cross-country trip to that club night of yours! keep well dave

Posted by John Miller in Bournemouth @ 12:09 on Mar 17 2006

A fantastic album! Some great lead guitar work from Pete Doyle. Particually recomend track two. Very enjoyable!

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