Muscle Memory

by Jamie Lenman

Released on Xtra Mile Recordings

Jamie Lenman shows what an exceptional songwriting talent he is with this ambitious double album.

The first 11 tracks can best be described as savage, and are reminiscent of previous band Reuben, albeit heavier, louder, and more menacing. 'One of my Eyes is a Clock' chugs along on the back of a crunching riff, that's guaranteed to cause carnage in any moshpit.

The second half however is as stark a contrast as you could have expected. Ukelele, horns, banjo and melody combine to stunning effect, with 'Saturday Night' being one of the most poignant songs you'll hear all year.

by Kevin hmv Bristol Cribs Causeway