Radio 2 is now the most listened to radio station in the country: hooray for easy listening power!!! Stiff Kittens sound; like their playlist; as though they are stuck in a time warp circa the late ‘80s and have taken inspiration from the “wrong” Manics era: Post Richie.
I don’t know exactly why but this demo falls short, they don’t have the “certain something”: they’re like Morrisey but without the ability to write poetic lyrics, the Manics but with no bite, New Order without the innovative tunes and Oasis at their most retro Beatlesish.
Try as I might I can’t like this record as you can tell that Stiff Kittens have yet to find their own sound and are attempting to filch ideas from other sources. ‘Bound ¢’’s subject matter is the same as the Manics’ ‘Little Elian’. Could be coincidence but the song itself is very Manicsy and it just feels as though they are trying to follow in their hero’s footsteps.
Come back when you have something that you can call your own, influences aren’t a bad thing…imitation is.
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