You liked Echo And The Bunnymen. I liked them, too. And
now, we don't have to be sad that Ian McCulloch, Will
Sargent and company are but a shadow of the jangling Britpop
band that they once were. Because now, we have The Mirrors.
And they sparkle and shine and spare us the cutter. From the McCulloch-esque
vocal styles to the stomping rhythms, The Mirrors are very reminiscent
of the Bunnymen, without seeming to be a cover act or merely a
rip-off. The 3 tracks on the Mirror Whore e.p. demonstrate
a fierce and strong new voice in rock music, as well as a hauntingly
accurate homage to past Britpop pioneers. The songs were produced
by Tim Boland, the sonic mastermind behind albums from
Soul Coughing, Three Mile Pilot and Therapy?,
and the band is fronted by Martin Arthurs, brother of Oasis
founding member Paul "Bonehead Arthurs. Don't let
that put you off, The Mirrors are much more the Stones
than the Beatles, and much more post-punk than anything
I've heard in about two decades.
It's all here folks; swirling guitars and edgy vocals and brilliant
song arrangements. You may think it's a bit derived and silly,
but for my honest dollar, I'm very anxious to hear the rest of
what this band has to offer. And now that they've moved to Los
Angeles, maybe we'll get to see them playing around the country
live as well! Give with the rock, lads!
1. Mirror Whore
2. Different Time
3. White House
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