If it feels like a while since you heard from Thee Manipulators, then it’s not just your imagination.
This 7-inch will leave listeners with the impression that these guys spend most of their time in front of the tube.
The percussive crackle of dry leaves underfoot might not be that bad an accompaniment to the sounds of the Sands.
The duo’s New Dimensional is a jittery journey fuelled by a couple of Slurpee cups filled with addies and Sour Puss.
There’s a strong blues-based, English Invasion feel to much of this bracingly unpretentious music.
There’s actually some pretty sophisticated musicianship at work.
Skinny Kids are far from the only ones playing the scuzzy, fuzz-soaked psych-rock card these days.
The half-hour Dangerfield, well recorded by Mark Lawrence, gives us a band that grows stronger, and stringier, all the time.
All I Think When I Wake Up has enough snappy tracks that it’ll keep listeners warm in the months ahead.