Wednesday, 29 October 2008

Album Review - Popular Workshop - We're Alive and We're Not Alone - Noize Makes Enemies

Withdrawal symptoms in the absence of Nikolai Fraiture of the Strokes’ dirty bass guitar riffs’ and a fan of sporadic bands like El Milano?

Ready to meet your new favourite band…?

Well, you need to be as they won’t give you much of a gradual welcome - preferring instead to grab you by the lugholes and drag you at full force into their fashionable new world.

Popular Workshop are an excitable Indie trio with a prevailing dislike for all things cliché – particularly of the neon omitting Nu Rave variety.

Tracks like ‘Uh (Uh) Uh Uh’ and ‘Get Up and Wait’ show the temperamental nature of the likes of Biffy Clyro in their ability to switch from relateable arty outbursts to thoroughly embittered screamo declarations like ‘I don’t want to fall in love’ over and over.

Popular Workshop’s debut album ‘We’re Alive and We’re Not Alone’ is thirteen tracks dripping with potential and angsty body trashing magic – a perfect distraction from the prevailing British winter weather.

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