Oh goody. An EP. That means I get to tell you about four songs instead of just one, which gives me more chance of padding this review out to a decent length. Or it would if I had a single thing to say about any of them. Of Arrowe Hill are pleasant enough as prog-flavoured indie background noise. 'I Are Becoming Extinct' is almost a good song, psychedelic and mellow, but heavy enough for the NME to make a 'Punk Floyd' gag (haven't they already done that with a Radiohead live review? - Radiohead ed). Unfortunately I've already forgotten what it sounds like, and it hasn't even finished yet.
The rest of the tracks? 'Coming Up On The Inside' was recorded live in a pub on a Saturday afternoon, and sounds like the sort of thing you'd hear being recorded in a pub on a Saturday afternoon. 'I've Been Watching' is mellow Sonic Youth with less charm. And 'hidden' track 'Blake On A Bad Day' should really have remained hidden, and consists of a bit of wanking about on acoustic guitars and some bird noises.
This is perfectly pleasant enough music. In fact, I quite like having it on in the background. But am I going to listen to it again? Am I fuck.
5Nick Lancaster.'s Score