Friday, May 25, 2012
Artist Of The Day: The Neat
Anyway, now that you've heard my romantic story, I'm sure you'll be curious as to what they sound like. Recalling legends such as The Fall and Public Image Ltd, their music is a throwback to post-punk's late 70's/early 80's golden age and is both obvious and totally unashamed in its influences. Amidst a backdrop of frantic drums and choppy guitars, frontman Merrick 'Mez' Green represents their trump card. Sporadic and spastic in nature, his vocals provide the entertainment value that's so integral to the band's appeal, and add an unpredictable and novel edge which sets them well apart from hosts of other revivalists. It's a formula best sampled on past single 'In Youth Is Pleasure,' though in truth every song they've unveiled thus far in their brief existence has been a winner. I for one look forward to their next move...