Album Review: The Scratch – Night Bus Or Milk Train
Yes, I’m wondering the same thing as you – what the hell is a milk train? Maybe it’s a Manchester thing that us Southerners don’t get. Extensive research (well, Wikipedia) suggests that the last milk train ran some time in the 1970’s, so potentially this lot don’t know what they’re on about either.
Anyways, ignore that and what have you got? The Scratch are a ‘hotly tipped’ four piece indie-pop band from Manchester, and XFM love them very much. I can see where they’re coming from, it’s quite bouncy poppy fun, with obvious Buzzcocks comparisons, and it would be nice if pop music was more like this, rather than the other turgid shite filling the charts.
But for me, this is just so much aural fluff, and like the album title, the songs don’t make a great deal of sense if you look at them closely, especially when they try and ‘weird it up a bit’ with tracks like Sister Psychosis. Nice try lads, but I think I’ll pass.
- Strange 4play
- Dial Xero
- Critical Mass
- Sister Psychosis
- Chocolate Lemonade
- Dear Maniac
- Out Faking The Fakers
- Smell The Gas Taps