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PLANS AND APOLOGIES – Three Dee Pee EP (Artists Against Success)

Posted: May 24th, 2005, by Chris S

See, this is just as quirky on the surface as the Mistys Big Adventure record but the difference is PAA can actually write a song and their oddness is not a means to an end, they are an odd band but first and foremost they’re a band that works. They’ve always been a shambolic but fun live proposition but there’s no evidence of that on this EP and it surprises me. The production is hi tech and it suits them. I will defend any band where the vocals are delivered in the speaking accent of the person singing them so they’re up already. Their home of Derby has this history of producing bands who are so self effacing and modest that, ultimately, they write themselves out of contention. I’m not saying PAA need to be cocky or arrogant but they’ve got nothing to think small about, this is no lo-fi indie release, it’s a well crafted pop winner and they should be proud.

Chris S

Chris lives for the rock and can often be seen stumbling drunkenly on (and off) stages far and wide. Other hobbies include wearing jumpers, arsing about with Photoshop and trying to beat the world record for the number of offensive comments made in any 24 hour period. He has been married twice but his heart really belongs to his guitars. All 436 of them.


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