Comanches

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Live Review from Underground 62:
Can’t find too many things to say about Comanches. Right haircuts, right jeans, right guitar, although clearly the wrong hat. No discernable Native American influences. Folky songs that stayed closer to Nick Cave meets the Waterboys than Mull of Kintyre. There were one or two moments, though.
Excellent, compelling singer and front man, but irritating and not noticeably functional changes in who-plays-what-instrument. Lots of ballads of one thing or another, and most lyrics seemed to start “This is the story of…” Great drums too, holding together rather ambitious arrangements of relatively simple songs.
Shambling is good, but shambolic isn’t. Scope for a little bit more simplicity, and possibly rehearsal. Definitely worth checking out again.
Paul M

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