Thursday, March 25, 2010

Standard Fare's standard fare


IN AN amazing feat of self awareness, Standard Fare chose an entirely appropriate name when they spotted a sign on a bus and said: "that's us."
For their new album The Noyelle Beat, named after a French town they played at, is just that, standard fare.
Setting out a stall of jangly rather than jingly guitars and relationship-based his ‘n’ hers vocal lines, the band’s indie pop is honest if not inspiring.
Luckily these are mostly “hers” vocals - if underage love ode Fifteen was sung by a man it would have been unlistenable...
This isn't the case, the Sheffield band's sound is worth a brief fling - but it's unlikely you'll discover the love of your life here.

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