XL Recordings XLS231: 10th July 2006
“Mickey the ol’ lithper, said hey there hey mister, cold razor’s edge will meet you in the light”
2. Frankfurt (Demo)
“1, 2, 3, 4, ah!”
‘Insistor’ has bizarre lyrics like “I’ll be your Badger” delivered in a manic Frank Black style voice. The music reminded me of The Zutons, Sons and Daughters and a sweeter version of Dan Sartain. This has been my first encounter with Tapes ‘n Tapes and now I can hear what all the fuss has been about.
B-side ‘Frankfurt’ is a fuzzed-up Garage-Rock thrasher that sits firmly in the ‘Demo’ category. It’s not exactly essential listening.
Tapes ‘n Tapes are kindly giving both these tracks away free, and five others too.