Thursday, April 9
Band spotlight: THE JAMES DEAN SYNDROME
Fans of The Neat (spotlighted a couple of months ago) will find plenty to enjoy in the sounds of The James Dean Syndrome, who share their hometown and a range of bellicose post-punk influences. TJDS add a healthy dose of 60s psychedelia to create something that's situated halfway between the twin touchstones of on one hand The Fall and Gang of Four and on the other early Pink Floyd and the Jimi Hendrix Experience. It works far better in action than on paper, as becomes immediately apparent on listening to the garage clatter of 'Witch' and 'Frontiers'. Ears peeled for an upcoming EP.