Coming from Oxford would mean that sooner or later, comparisons would be drawn with Radiohead. For Fell City Girl this would probably be considered an honour, and whilst they could hardly be cited as being worshippers at the throne of their hometown's most revered icons, there are also several parallels between the two.
Most noticeably in the fact that both at one time or another relied heavily on building a wall of sound around a hive of brooding intensity (singer Phil McMinn sounds both heartfelt and apologetically sincere) and semi-vicious chiming guitars. If this were 1995 we'd all be in seventh heaven by the third bar of the title track. As time has moved on since then, 'Swim' and its three co-habitants on this EP don't quite have that unique quality about them but there is still a pleasant feeling of satisfaction to be gained all the same. In fact, if Keane were ever to have a stab at making a post-rock record it may ome out something like this. Spooky.
6Dom Gourlay's Score