It means nothing so it means nothingMusic • CD
Indie • Post Punk
Words on music
05/06/2011, Didier BECU
In some way I think I’m a post-punk man. I know, it’s a pretty silly term but having said that, I think it’s more silly how these days manufactured boys steal some guitar riff from Joy Division and let us believe they’re the new reincarnation of Manchester’ finest.
Post-punk was what happened after punk and it meant that nothing has to be perfect, it just had to come straight out of the heart and that makes bands like Wire or Gang Of Four timeless.
A long introduction to tell you that we received the debut album by a British band named Scumbag Philosopher which gave us the same feeling.
Some will say that these nine songs on here have an indie-appeal and that’s kind of true as the interaction between the male vocals from Grant and the female ones from drumster Anne give you some feel that reminds us of The Pixies.
But it’s the directness and the lyrics that make them so similar to (forgotten) Peel heroes like Half Man Half Biscuit or I, Ludicrous. Just listen to songs like “Your heroes at home” or “God is dead So I listen to Radiohead” (and no it doesn’t sound Thom Yorke at all!) and you know enough! For those who still don’t get it: this is the same bitter cynic stuff that could have come out of the head by monsieur Mark E. Smith!
According to the band’s label they wrote some classics which equals Gang Of Four’s “Entertainment!” and such words can be debatable but still, we think that this band delivered a great album that captures the essence of post-punk and that is a merit.
ROBOTIKO REJEKTO • Umsturz Jetzt!
VARIOUS ARTISTS • Das Bunker, choice of a new generation
GIFTS FROM ENOLA • Gifts from Enola
VENDEMMIAN • One in a million
CUBS • The Whispering Woods
ESCALATOR • Out of my ego
ANDREAS GROSS • Autumn inventors
LOLITA KOMPLEX • Le cabaret des marionettes
MAMUTHONES • Mamuthones
VERSUS • Different Twilight Places
Same combination of genres: INDIE + POST PUNK
FEWS • Means
DIIV • Is The Is Are
B BOYS • No Worry No Mind EP
SUNFLOWER BEAN • Human Ceremony
PROTOMARTYR • The Agent Intellect
MOTH • First Second
ORANJ SON • Psycho Disco Face
THE GARDEN • Haha
BLINDNESS • Wrapped In Plastic
THE UNDERGROUND YOUTH • Haunted
Same genre: INDIE
MONICA RICHARDS & ANTHONY JONES • AESTUARIUM
AMY STUDT • Happiest Girl in The Universe
THIS CAN HURT • Worlds Apart
LISA MORGENSTERN • Chameleon
L7 • Scatter The Rats
VUKOVAR • Cremator
VARIOUS ARTISTS • DARKSIDE OF THE CON III
TINY FIGHTER • Tell Me
DRAGON WELDING • Dragon Welding
ERNEST MOON • Ba-Jesus
Same genre: POST PUNK
THE MARS MODEL • FrancoBelga
RINGFINGER • Pressure
NEW MODEL ARMY • From Here
CABARET VOLTAIRE • Chance Versus Causality
MOONLIGHT MEADOW • Moonlight Meadow
NAIROD YARG • Nairod Yarg
A CERTAIN RATIO • ACR-Box
MEAGER BENEFITS • Crawling
VEIL OF LIGHT • Inflict
WHERE WE SLEEP • The Desert