It's a pretty powerful package. I Concur bring some dark-edged indie and even screwed-up Americana to the post-rock mix; specifically the bleakly rumbling rhythms of Joy Division and the widescreen atmospherics of Josh T Pearson, as well as shades of fellow Leeds gloomscapers iLiKETRAiNS. I Concur create a mellow, menacing sense of excitement with their sweeping floods of enigmatic guitar work.
The Fountain are influenced by various forms of modern culture, lowbrow and highbrow, no brow and eyebrow. The Fountain walk a lofty tightrope minus safety net between the popular and the rather bloody strange.
At first glance, Manchester five-piece Serpentine Pad appear almost confoundingly chaotic, their tunes writhing and slithering all over the place in a viper's nest of coiled guitar lines and tangled bass...There's definitely a nod to Sonic Youth and Pixies in there, as many have already commented. Perhaps even stronger influences come from the likes of Captain Beefheart and Shellac (imagine a cross between the two, and you're approaching the ball-park...just about). Far more importantly though, there's also a generous helping of originality - Serpentine Pad don't sound quite like any other band around at the moment, and that alone is worthy of high praise" Metro 2008
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"blindingly impressive, cultured, quiet / loud, complex / straightforward, intelligent rock - a sound that doesn’t really seek to be like anything else at all." - manchestermusic.co.uk
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