Wednesday, November 25, 2009

The Victorian English Gentlemens Club - Love On An Oil Rig

The Victorian English Gentlemens Club's first self titled LP from 2006 is a record I deeply love. On their second album Love On An Oil Rig they are as genius as in 2006. They take their inspiration from Wire, The B-52's, Sonic Youth and the Pixies and add their own idiosyncratic personality to it. Their songs are raw and energetic with a lot of shouts, great great drumming, cool basslines and mean guitars. The lyrics are funny and sharp, Simple fly he lost his life in white paint, singer Adam shouts in 'Periscope Envy' and in 'Worker' : A swimmingpool is all he needed for the body part he'd lost. All songs have these strange witty sentences that don't seem to make a lot of sense but add a lot of substance to the unpredictable songs.
Love On An Oil Rig is a very, very cool record, probably the best I've heard this year. I bought the vinyl directly from the band here.

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