The Honeymoon Machine have a picture of a pair of 3D glasses on the front of their album. Y’know – the ones with one red lens and one green lens which you wear in the cinema to make the picture kinda pop out the screen? And they’ve written their name in both red and green in such as way as to make it stand out from the sleeve. Well, it would were one to look at it through 3D glasses. Which I haven’t.
Extensive Googling (see how much I do for you?) has failed to turn up any connection between 3D glasses and either The Honeymoon Machine (the film from which the band take their name, and which was not shot in 3D) or the phrase Transistor Go Go, so I think we can safely dismiss this as personal whim on the part of the band.
Right, that’s that cleared up. MUSIC!
Well. It's a soft, sweeping sound, featuring jingling bells, drawn-out vocals, layers of ponderous gently ponderous guitars and tentatively epic drumbeats. And it is, frankly, a wee bit drippy. If you like Doves, if the word “ambience” makes you shiver with glee, if you really really wish you lived in a life insurance advert with lots of ugly children and a dog which could catch sticks in slow motion, then this might well be for you. If, on the other hand, you’ve read the band and album names and thought “Oooh – that sounds like fast and sleazy rock’n’roll” then you have been misled and should search elsewhere. For here, there is no rock. And here, there is no roll. There’s not even pebbles and a baguette.