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AU56: The Tupolev Ghost mini-album review

May 1, 2009

tupolev ghost

THE TUPOLEV GHOST
THE TUPOLEV GHOST
BIG SCARY MONSTERS

Cambridge’s The Tupolev Ghost have built their rapidly burgeoning reputation on the strength of their reportedly astonishing live shows, and it sounds as though they’ve succeeded in capturing that energy on this debut mini-album. This is prime Nineties post-hardcore in form, but where the band is most successful is their ability to meld the wild-eyed abandon and cathartic noise with a precision-tooled pop nous. There are plenty of hooks and melodies here, not least on ‘Zeroes And Noughts’ and the excellent single ‘Diagrams’. Meanwhile, the tumultuous ‘Giant Fucking Haystacks’ shows that they can let loose to thrilling effect when they want to. Hugely promising stuff.

8/10

DOWNLOAD: ‘DIAGRAMS’, ‘GIANT FUCKING HAYSTACKS’.
FOR FANS OF: FUGAZI, AT THE DRIVE-IN, LES SAVY FAV.

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