The return of the freewheeling troubadours from East London comes in the form of an AA side release. We have made the psyche-infused slacker rock of Ready To Fall our Track of the Day to stoke the fire and welcome the darkened clouds that currently threaten the nation.
Pulling away from their first releases, that were dripping in dungaree Americana, this track takes a heavier turn. Recorded in the basement of an East London pub these recordings have the filth and grime of a dimly lit cellar trodden into every note. After the initial caressing of the ever-faithfull acoustic Casson’s guitar delivers a fading yet scathing attack, covered in reverb Alfie’s sneering vocals then blend between choppy riffing and melting bass. With this new sound they bring a fresh, solemn sobriety to a scene stagnating in its own party.
Backed by their three-piece band Mens Adventures present us with a bleaker rendition of a city that is slowly turning black and hazy. Far removed from BB Vulture, say, which had a bouncing rhythm that encouraged dancing shoes to hit the chalky floor this track begs deep thinking and better yet deep listening. Not to be passed off as another ‘ethereal-Peace-copy-cat’ the lyrics flirt with death and leave the likes of Peace blowing bubblegum while Men’s Adventures chew tobacco. A band not to be missed, if you’re in the Big Smoke you should try and catch a toke on these boys.
May 8 – Field Day Presents @ The Shacklewell Arms (London)
May 10 – Great Escape Festival @ Sticky Mikes Frog Bar (Brighton)
May 30 – Single Launch @ The Old Blue Last (London)