Sunday, August 16, 2009

A load of Ist


LEICESTER band Ist's new album Toothpick Bridge is out on Monday, and much as I hate to scrape away and cross an up-and-coming almost local band, the release is severely underwhelming.
Backed by Leicester's nearly-men The Swinging Laurels, the album has a brassy foundation on which it builds an almost-Mavericks style vibe, with country-tinged pub rock the order of the day.
But although this is a passable album, there's nothing here which sticks - making it pretty bog-standard fare.
Ultimately Toothpick Bridge is unlikely to go down in 'istory.

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