The basics: Dientes are a four-man rock band from Warrington, North West England, currently “unsigned” (although with the Internet, who needs a label, these days?) – they funded the mastering for their debut album, Numbers & Stations, through Kickstarter, and generally enjoy what you could call “local acclaim”. How did I hear Dientes? When I […]
Ten years ago was a good year for British rock music, seeing debuts from Hundred Reasons and The Libertines, Idlewild’s The Remote Part, and amongst others, Feeder’s Comfort In Sound. It’s the Welshmen who had a pretty heavy influence on A, with a number of songs on this breakthrough disc giving a pretty good impression […]
The biggest clue about the direction of this collaboration is the billing: Lou Reed comes first. What you have here is an unholy mess, two great artists failing to find a middle ground that suits both their sounds. Where the goal would be symbiosis, a burgeoning brilliance, a la Damo Suzuki going apeshit over a […]
In Rainbows promised a renaissance for Radiohead, as did ‘These Are My Twisted Words’ and ‘Harry Patch’ – what you have here is an inconsistent EP with too much padding.
It’s a pretty good distillation of the album, and his whole ouevre – lefty-yet-emotional-intricately-detailed-but-bumptiously-English-indie-pop. Win.
If you want to bore your partner, soundtrack an incredibly long and undeviating road, or fall asleep on the metro, then buy this album.
Selway has stepped out from behind the drumkit to show the world the full extent of his talent.