Sunday, May 20, 2012

Album Review: The Long Knives - Kiss You Cursed Seducer

The Long Knives released their debut release Kiss You Cursed Seducer in 2007. It opens with possibly the strongest track, Someone, a summery track with Niall O'Riordan singing lyrics about rolling in the hay and living in sin. Although it's dominated by O'Riordan's guitar the feel isn't a million miles away from the Style Council.
 
The choppy guitar of Mouth is reminiscent of Lir's funkier moments, while Seduction suffers a little from vocals which are way too prominent in the mix.  Curses skanks along nicely although it and other tracks such Oh Yeah are a little repetitive, and this feeling persists throughout this 7 track album.