BILL RY­DER-JONES

West Kirby County Pri­mary ★★★ Domino

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - MUSIC REVIEWS - LAU­REN MUR­PHY

Bill Ry­der-Jones’s am­bi­tion has al­ways pre­ceded him – from his time as ax­es­linger in The Co­ral to work­ing with the Royal Phil­har­monic Orches­tra on his 2011 con­cept al­bum If…. On his third stu­dio al­bum, that as­pi­ra­tion is au­di­ble in less tan­gi­ble ways. The lo-fi scuf­fle and mur­mured vo­cals of Daniel and Seabirds takes time to ig­nite, al­though the slouchy Catharine

and Huskisson (Eels meets Su­per­grass) and the nifty pop dash of You Can’t Hide a Light with the Dark kin­dle with more im­me­di­acy. The slug­gish

Satellites sums up his slap­dash style, swerv­ing wildly through both cir­cuitous bal­ladry and grungey gui­tar riffs. True, none of it is par­tic­u­larly pretty – but there’s a strange allure to his me­an­der­ing philoso­phies. Bill­ry­der­jones.co.uk

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