Album: Mundy, Strawberry Blood, (Camcor recording)

Nick Coleman
Tuesday 28 January 2014 03:04

Length-and-line, blokeish, Irish pop-rock, with a whiff of Muswell Hill in Mundy's use of language and melody.

A cheery Kinks for the 21st century? Well, as the chap sings in "It's All Yours": "God loves a trier." Guitars chime, drums thump, the essence of the songwriter's talent is palpable – yet nothing in the music cries "awaken!" to the sleeping soul.

There are some very decent songs here hobbled by the dull competency of their presentation. Shane MacGowan, Fergus O'Farrell and Gemma Hayes lend support.

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