The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - MUSIC REVIEWS - KEVIN COURT­NEY

Paint­ing Cook­ing Vinyl Time hasn’t made much of a mark on OCS – they’re still as retro as ever, and they still have an unerring ear for a catchy, where-have-I-heard-that-be­fore hook. Since their break­through with Mose­ley Shoals in 1996, the Brum­mie brit­pop­pers have been plough­ing the same psy­che­delic-pop fur­row with such work­man­like craft that they could have called this al­bum Paint­ing and Dec­o­rat­ing. They open it with an ad­mis­sion that they’re not get­ting any younger ( We Don’t Look in the Mir­ror), then pro­ceed to sound ex­actly like a bunch of 1960s dandies about to stride down Carn­aby Street on their way to the UFO club. Some­times it slips into pale im­i­ta­tion – If God Made Ev­ery­one gazes through The Who’s Be­hind Blue Eyes – and some­times the lyrics get a bit sketchy (viz Doo­dle Book). But you have to ad­mire them for stick­ing to what they do best.ocean­colourscene.com Down­load tracks: We Don’t Look in the Mir­ror; Paint­ing; The Union

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