Hey! get's a thumbs-up from this in-depth review in Sounds
David Bowie, The Beatles, The Replacements, The Stranglers, Big Star and, believe it or not, Genesis are all referenced in this review of Hey! by Here Comes The Flood. Thank you Hans!
Thanks to Dave Hammond for spinning the full length version of Light A Candle on his latest Smelly Flowerpot radio broadcast. As always, a great selection of tunes. Listen to the whole show here. Light A Candle is from Hey!
Dukla Prague Away Kit had good things to say about Equity, our "brilliant new single". Here
Dave Hammond spins Equity on his excellent Smelly Flowepot show on Cambridge 105. Catch the entire show here: https://www.mixcloud.com/daveyhammond/the-smelly-flowerpot-on-cambridge-105-ruth-theodore-sessionnew-and-unsigned/
Heard On The Wire gave our forthcoming album Hey! a preview spin and found "uniform excellence." Wow! Read all about it right here, now: Heard On The Wire
Dave Hammond opens his show The Smelly Flowerpot on Cambrideg 105 with Bubblegum (Joe Foster Remix), and goes on to spin some excellent music. Check out his feature on the bands and sounds of Cambridge... some great stuff. Thank you Dave! https://www.mixcloud.com/daveyhammond/the-smelly-flowerpot-on-cambridge-105-searching-greycambridge-music-reviews/
Thanks to Hans at Here Comes The Flood for posting about our new release, Bubblegum (Joe Foster Remix). Visit werksman.blogspot.be
Many thanks to Dave Hammond for playing yet another song from our album All The Rage. He gave Splash! a spin on his show this week. Listen here Davey Hammond's Smelly Flowerpot
Thanks to Dave Hammond for decribing All The Rage as "catchy as hell" and for spinning Burn and Birdcage Walk on the January 6th edition of The Smelly Flowerpot, his great music show broadcast on Cambridge 105fm. Listen to the podcast here.
Those fine people of taste and distinction at British music blog SeeSound.co.uk have named our album All The Rage in their 2014 Top 10 Albums. We're very pleased about that! Visit Seesound
Spain's Bloodbuzzed music blog has included This Is Pop in its Best Songs of 2014. Here it is!
This Is Pop is like a "breezy stroll through the rock-pop pantheon” and a “nearly perfect single,” say Stereo Embers Magazine, giving it Single of the Week status. We’re chuffed! Read the rave review here
"With a sound that falls somewhere between The Talking Heads and Syd Barrett, Until Then is a grooving track from beginning to end, full of potent lyrics and danceable riffs," says US blog Geyser Music as it reviews Birdcage Walk, Until Then and Splash! Read the full review here
Latimer House ‘All The Rage’ Underground Examinations Music Review
"Guitar-driven pop quartet Latimer House, has released their debut album, All The Rage. Beginning back in 2010, the band brought together their music influences of the 60’s and 70’s to create a mixture of sounds that land them somewhere between The Strokes and The Smiths. Love it or hate it, like it or not, here is All The Rage."
Jason Egan's brilliant 7inches blog, dedicated solely to the fine art of 7" vinyl singles, lends an ear to Birdcage Walk and Until Then. Read what he has to say here
"A bit like Ian Dury being backed by Talking Heads with the occasional bit of added weirdness," says Kev as he spins Until Then on the August Sound of Confusion podcast. Listen here
"Until Then expands on the group's eclectic templates, featuring horns, heavy guitars, and cerebral lyrics, all contained within one fit-to-spill package of nervous funk, somewhere between Talking Heads and Captain Beefheart territory."
"Album release ‘All The Rage’ is a must-listen for those of you who like a sort of tune-laden, non categorisable, true to you brand of indie-pop ('shit, think we’ve just categorised it'- non-categorising Ed.). From it, ‘Birdcage Walk’ is the latest single, full of jolly pedaled instrumentation, and positive threat." duklapragueawaykit
Fecking Deadly Music ran a nice review of This Is Pop, then six months later updated it to report Latimer House are not based in Prague, which we are! Anyway, they wrote this: "Listen to the rather magnificent indie math rock This Is Pop, a track with the folk sensibilities of Half Man Half Biscuit and the swagger of early Smiths." Thanks very much, and greetings from Prague! feckingdeadly.com
"Gary Crowley is a big fan of Latimer House," says Amazing Radio. And we're big fans of Gary, who's played our records on his Amazing Radio and BBC London shows, and posted our video for This Is Pop on his Amazing Radio web page. Read more here!
Belfast music site Dukla Prague Away Kit blogs our video!
Brooklyn blogger Jason Egan writes about nothing but 7" singles on his wonderful 7inches. This is what he had to say about This Is Pop: "This is Pop" on the A-Side has the super jangle of a real textbook English sound and Joe Cook's baritone vocal like Eddie Argos of Art Brut is delivering things in a suave cabaret style by declaring 'This is Pop' in the same sentence as processed meat. Post rock, loose jangle guitar and these drums are mic'd perfectly for this stuff. Loose and cranked they've jabbed the mics up in those cavities where you get every ricochet off the sticks and the hiss of high hats. The guitar is loud an clipped following along but getting distracted along the way. Wandering down the street distracted by nearly everything in those windows, nothing is that important, not even this song. Joe's cleverly meandering this vocal right along with these window shopping riffs. It's fast and pop, all catchy but still with that dopey half awake style. Not a stoned surf, but a winking pop that knows it's just on the border of not being pop at all." And there's more of it here
"As the album moves through numbers such as ‘Burn’, ‘Eye Can See’ and ‘Open Your Heart’, a pattern emerges. Buoyant, untampered vocal lines speak out amid simple drum grooves, driven guitar lines and upbeat bass motifs. ‘Burn’ however is different. Blessed with a calm string quartet, Latimer House’s burgeoning eye for development is quenching, and not to be underestimated. Containing elements of The Good, The Bad and The Queen, there is a darkness present which rarely enters proceedings. For that, we benefit." seesound.co.uk
"...like all good pop music, these tunes are always interesting. 'Splash', with its wandering organ sound and anthemic chorus, is one of the best tracks here. 'Love's Undermined', with its broken riffage filtered through a burnt out amp, is another highlight. These are well-written and hooky songs which linger in the brain. Latimer House have created a playful eulogy of 'pop', celebrating its avant garde innovations and tacky frivolities alike." Read the review here
"Latimer House [are] unhip, gloriously so, and unshackled by fleeting trends." Read the review!
All The Rage is "an incredibly intelligent outing and terrifically pretty" says The Big Takeover. Full review here.
Obscure Sound say this about Shake! "Nonchalant, atmosphere-heavy verses give the vibe of a fun party at its beginning phase, when somewhat hesitant guests are greeted at the door. The chorus, meanwhile, loosens the vibe up with rollicking guitar riffs, and that aforementioned Shake! resonating like a battle cry." And this about All The Rage: "Their guitar-driven rock and pop goes all over the place, from the string-fueled sentimental folk of Burn and the southern-rock-tinged Open Your Heart to the X Factor-loathing closer Bubblegum.” obscuresound.com
Steve Muscutt is real music fanatic, which is why he runs a website, which is where he introduces Latimer House! musicmuso.com
Great review of our album All The Rage from the Sound of Confusion. "...It's difficult to listen to songs like 'Eye Can See', which has more great lyrics ("all the cross words, never a clue"), without thinking of Syd Barrett, and that's a definite compliment."
"Latimer House don't really want to do normal. 'Red Heart Sequin Blues' takes Dury, adds Chas and Dave and still works, and that's no mean feat. The delicate, slightly reverby 'Your Love' arrives at just the right moment, following the upbeat, fun and witty indie tunes, and injects a little well-handled soppiness into proceedings; it's a nice, dreamy song, but might put off those who are just here for the good time rock n' roll. This different side to the band is wonderful to see though. The funky 'Love's Undermined' lifts the tempo again with an organ-driven groove and a depth and complexity to the instrumentation that you might not notice at first, and its these subtleties and attention to detail that gives Latimer House that extra inch to stand taller than many groups in this field. Full review here.
Czech music blog Nukian reviews All The Rage and gives it 7/10. Not too bad at all, dekuji! nukain.cz
"Shake! ...Opening cleanly the electric strums as a forward acoustic melody is picked out before the shoulder shaking groove enters. Moving a lot more freely, the bass rattles around as the chanty chorus enters. Rhythmically it's intriguing as the organ stabs while the guitar continues plucking away with the vocals being called with a clean, dulcet voice and responded by a shouty, revered mob. The more relaxed four four beat here helps the piece remain laid back and gives the organ room to powerfully bellow out, offering support to grandiose guitar chords. It's not complex. Or difficult. As the piece reaches a climatic finish with the drums hammering it down like a summers day in Manchester, the single is complete. And for what it's worth it ain't too bad at all." seesound.co.uk
"It's debut single time for Latimer House with these two songs set for a 7" release. Both songs here are classic British indie..." Our very first review!