King Post Kitsch -‘The Party’s Over’ (Song, By Toad Records)
The latest release from Song, By Toad Records continues with the high level of output that has been established over the last three years (including releases from eagleowl, Jesus H. Foxx, and Meursault, amongst others).
As has been noted previously, Charlie Ward’s debut abum may share its’ name with Talk Talk’s 1982 debut, but that’s where the similarity ends. Hopefully by now the awesome first single ‘Don’t You Touch My Fucking Honeytone’ has alerted you to the garage-related goodness on display here. And if you’ve been paying attention, with two free downlaods doing the rounds ‘Fante’s Last Stand’ and ‘Walking On Eggshells’, that this album is not nine carbon copies of ‘Honeytone.’ There’s rather nifty songwriting on display here, and a rather impressive variation of sound that doesn’t often appear on lo-fi records. Not to mention the appearance of the flute, all too rarely used in rock music (I’ll Jethro Tull YOU in a minute).
An excellent little gem of an album.
The Party’s Over is out now on Song, By Toad Records.
You can buy it via Song, By Toad Records here. Or on downlosd from eMusic or Amazon, but if you live in Edinburgh, go and buy it from Avalanche Records.