manage to sound as though they've come out of Manchester. Their
music is a dark, gritty trawl through gloomy Gothic terrain
where bass lines shudder and the vocals are grey and shot through
There is an atmosphere of industrial decay which hangs over
the post-Punk melancholia... puts me in mind of the metropolis
which spawned gloom meisters like Joy Division...(Other influences
include) Radiohead, Eno and Sonic Youth...
by Paul Donnelly
...Imagine listening to yours on a midnight flight over Cairo.
Imagine it catching signals from the night-time revelry of the
Marrakech marketplace, the throbbing pulses of L.A. clubland,
the digitally buzzing raves of Amsterdam, and the soundwaves
of a million disaffected American kids crunching guitars in
their basements. Imagine that the static between the signals
glues the sound together...
...It's a marriage -- or harem, perhaps -- of rock, trance,
electronica, ambient groove, and Middle Eastern chant...
by Mary Byrne