Still Living In Caves
The Fall Of Man
Label: Deadly People Recordings
Stunning debut album from newcomers O Children, named after a Nick Cave song, that influence is obvious here, but the album is far from derivative. They have created a style all of their own, and have made quite an impact with their lead single "Ruins", a hugely epic and powerful track.
Undoubtedly influenced and buoyed by The Horrors' recent upsurge in critical acclaim, O Children have raised their game somewhat from the cabaret goth outfit that 12 months ago raised the odd cackle and naughty wink courtesy of 'Ace Breasts', 'Pig Knees' and other assorted aptly monikered gems. That the majority of their earlier compositions aren't included on O Children suggests the London four-piece have made a conscious effort to take themselves and be taken far more seriously. Although the reference points are obvious - Bauhaus, Joy Division, The Chameleons, errr... White Lies - they do at least exude an innocent charm throughout the deathly bass-heavy rumble and O'Kandi's devilish baritone.
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