CRUMBS

MIND YR MAN­NERS LEEDS POST-PUNKS’ MILD MAN­NERED DE­BUT PROVES SKELE­TAL AND OVERLY SE­RI­OUS

Kerrang! (UK) - - REVIEWS - (EV­ERY­THING SUCKS MU­SIC) JAMES HICKIE

■ 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.

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