New over-confidence rears its ugly head throughout the record, allowing for unsuccessful experiments and boring failed attempts to recreate beautiful simplicity.
This is Manchester. This is music. And, truthfully, you can fuck yourselves if you think you are going to stop us.
Soulwax envisaged an equation, arty + exciting + experimental recording style = arty + exciting + experimental music. They weren’t entirely wrong.
Tall Ships remain one of my favourite live bands, they have a particular nervous energy woven through their increasingly anthemic and aggressive songs
The album certainly seems like a long complaint rather than a call to arms, but the purpose at the heart of it is definitely to have fun.
The Devil In is undoubtedly honest, self-critical and scathing of an industry and society which allowed Devlin to line his pockets.