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Mirrorkicks – On TV

September 30, 2010 by  

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Mirrorkicks – On TV

NAME: Mirrorkicks
SINGLE: On TV
DATE: 9August2010

LABEL: Fruit Pie Records

RATING: 3/5

FIVE WORD REVIEW: Weak Effort From Great Band

LOCATION: London

LINE UP: Gerard De Waal – Bass, Edwin Pereria – Guitar, Vocals, Ingmar Kamalagahran – Drums, Anil Kamalagahran – guitar, Vocals

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WHAT’S THE STORY?: Taken from their recent self-titled album, plucky indie underdogs Mirrorkicks release ‘On TV,’ with a suitably low budget/high man-hours video that is, I must say, impressively baffling.

SOUNDS LIKE: Anyone remember My Vitriol? This sounds like an album outtake of theirs, minus the gorgeous, soaring vocals and clever arrangements. Indeed, there is something curiously late 90s sounding about this single, with the repetitive, simple chorus and breakdown halfway through. No, ‘On TV’ isn’t an amazing song. It’s not a bad song, true, but compared to the band’s other single releases of late it doesn’t really measure up.
The sound quality adds a rough and ready feel to the track, which resembles the high-octane chaos of Mirrorkicks’ live performances – all screeching angular guitars and brooding basslines. Well worth giving the time of day live. It’s just a shame they didn’t pick such a great single this time.

YOU’LL LIKE THIS IF: you like your indie with a bit of punk and nonsensical lyrics thrown in for good measure

LINK: http://www.myspace.com/mirrorkicks


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