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The Lancashire Hotpots – Criminal Record

April 9, 2010 by  

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The Lancashire Hotpots – Criminal Record

NAME: The Lancashire Hotpots
ALBUM: Criminal Record
YEAR: 2010 (April 26th)
LABEL: Townsend Records

FIVE WORD REVIEW: Gently charming comedy folk romp.

LOCATION: Lancashire, UK (funnily enough)

LINE UP: Bernard Thresher (vocals/guitar/drums) / Willie Eckerslike (drums/vocals) / Dickie Ticker (accordion/hand percussion) / Bob Wriggles (bass/acoustic bass)

WHAT’S THE STORY?: After rave-reviews of the stonkingly successful ‘Pot Sounds’, parody masters The Lancashire Hotpots return with their unique take on the British fascination with petty crime, with modest humour and wry observation. And with celebrity endorsements from Paddy McGuinness and Steve Lamacq, they navigate the hype with aplomb. ‘Identity Fraud’, as the album’s energetic opener, really opens the doors for what proves to be a folksy and enjoyable record with sly digs at everything the Daily Mail puts within its pages – film piracy, celebrity injustice, stealing from work etc. The main problem is it all gets a bit samey, with not much difference between songs musically or lyrically. Having said that, the album’s best song ‘Perks Of The Job’ has a radio edit, so be sure to catch it on BBC Radio 6Music while you can.

SOUNDS LIKE: John Shuttleworth reliving his early twenties.

YOU’LL LIKE THIS IF YOU LIKE: gentle wit and folksy tunes.

LINKS: Official Website // MySpace

– Owen Williams



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