MIND YR MANNERS LEEDS POST-PUNKS’ MILD MANNERED DEBUT PROVES SKELETAL AND OVERLY SERIOUS
■ THAT TITLE is a lyric from On Tiptoes, which also states one should ‘Always be kind, and never, ever undermined’. Wise words, though this quartet clearly have no problem being understated, as many of these 10 tracks are sparse to the point of scarcity.that’s okay when they’re as enjoyably moody as Cha Cha Feels, or as sparkling as Ciggy Stardust. It’s harder, however, with stodgier compositions like Trapped In A Haircut, though Ruth Gilmore’s straightshooting yet stirring vocal manages to hold the fort.a bigger problem is that for a selfproclaimed ‘post-punk pop party bag’, they’re not much fun.where, for instance, is the humour responsible for the titles Stockport Syndrome and Hankie Herbcock in the songs themselves? Crumbs seem to have minded their manners a little too much here. DOWNLOAD: Cha Cha Feels. FOR FANS OF: Lemuria, Nervus.