Right Hand Left - Jonnie Ray

As "Jonny Ray" kicks in you take a breath, fearing that The Automatic-style yelp is a harbinger of terrors to come, but instead we get a competent Aberdonian version of Biffy Clyro's celtic rock lite. With hints of Idlewild. It's starting to get a tad confusing fer sure.

Yelping-guy makes a re-appearance on "Black Rimmed Spectacles" - which betrays more of a Mogwai sense of dynamics - and you can't help feeling that there are too many bands doing the emotive, quiet/loud thing for (m)any more to break through. I mean, Elliott's defining US Songs is nearly 10 years old ...



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