LED BIB The People in your Neigh­bour­hood

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - MUSIC - COR­MAC LARKIN

Cu­nei­form ★★★★ Who can re­sist a Se­same Street ref­er­ence ? But if you’re think­ing of butcher, bak­ers and can­dle­stick mak­ers, think again. The people in punk-jazz pi­o­neers Led Bib’s neigh­bour­hood are from the other side of the tracks, edgier, more dan­ger­ous, and more likely to mug you than help you across the street. The Lon­don-based quin­tet have been leading a full-throated charge out of the jazz ghetto for that last decade, but their fifth stu­dio record­ing – the fol­low-up to their Mer­cury-nom­i­nated Sen­si­ble Shoes – sees them cast a few shrouds of mys­tery over their ro­bust sound. It’s still has the dan­ger and an­ar­chy that has en­deared them to many, but as they ma­ture, they are signs that Led Bib are also dis­cov­er­ing the value of subtlety. led­bib.com

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