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Patience Please

Parallel Plots

Year Released: 2007
Format: 12" EP
Label: Jigsaw Records
Reviewed by Andy Malcolm on Nov 25, 2007
This is some really solid indie rock right here, a mere five songs on one side of vinyl. Things start off with "Cynics & Critics", which bounces along nicely - somewhere between Superchunk and "Very Emergency" era Promise Ring. The guitars are all buzzy, with a nice bass tone balancing things out. The vocals are provided by a slightly off-key chap and a girl who interjects here and there, the harmonies work particularly well on the more driving "Little Mouthfuls". Each song features a certain amount of keyboard, but it doesn't intrude and adds a little flavour to proceedings.

The whole thing is over and done with in 15 minutes, so we're not talking a release of epic proportions here, but if you are in the mood for some catchy, poppy indie rock on a non-descript Sunday afternoon then you could do a fair bit worse than Patience Please.

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