Indie Britannia Undergrowth

Norman says

according to our Clinton on 13 May 2011.

Ex Cardiac and former professional David Mitchell lookalike William D Drake returns with another album of bonkers ever so English psychedelic pop. It upsets me on a daily basis about the ongoing illness of lead Cardiacs man the genius like Tim Smith who since 2008 has been severely ill following a stroke rendering the band out of action for the foreseeable future. For those missing his eccentric wordplay, fairground melodies and English whimsy this will work as a nice filler. Its odd that Drake didn’t contribute much more to his parent bands songwriting as this shows some lovely flourishes particularly the gorgeous ‘In an Ideal World’ which recalls Martin Newell’s brand of pastoral Englishness or XTC’s unsupassable ‘Apple Venus’ album. Elsewhere  its roller-coaster melodies with nods to early Genesis, Stackridge, Madness, The Kinks and Of Montreal.

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