“If this version hadn’t managed to own itself so completely, I’d miss the original’s weight. But with so much between them, with such different takes, it’s unfair to compare and contrast…”
“Highlights and pop freak-outs are numerous, we stretch lo-fi indie templates to their sunshine fuzz limits and skirt around 60’s Brit garage…”
“Monsters’ is equal parts subculture cool, passive violence and vintage geek chik.”
“There’s something beautifully crafted, familiar and winsome in the cool debut single from Peplo…”
“A basement tape dragged from that first wave of britpop, a studio floor off cut that’s just been unearthed, ‘Wait And See’ could be all of those things…”
Music in brief – Singles Roundup Part 1…
Headclouds – ‘Marmalade’ / Juniper Nights – ‘Birth Right’ / El Toppo – ‘Stig of the Dump & Ogglet’.