Author Topic: Dry Cleaning - New Long Leg (debut album)  (Read 2856 times)

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Re: Dry Cleaning - New Long Leg (debut album)
« Reply #60 on: April 20, 2021, 12:17:18 PM »
Yeah I’ve got middle class mates who recently inherited three properties in Margate and they’re the loveliest most salt of the earth people you could ever wish to meet, that sort of argument is fuckin stupid, just creates more of an ugly class divide than their ought to be in the public mindset.

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Re: Dry Cleaning - New Long Leg (debut album)
« Reply #61 on: April 20, 2021, 12:31:43 PM »
Shaw's generic "singing" voice (different to how she speaks in interview - which is, yes, rather posh) first struck me as a soft Mancunian accent (and I hale from around there). She doesn't pronounce "oven chips" in the typical southern way, for example.

I do lament that this album hasn't gone down well on CaB. I normally agree with you all but here I suppose I am alone. I think it's a really good album - I would give it 3.5 headscabs out of five. I've heard it half a dozen times now, and I'm not bored yet: in fact I like it more now than when I first heard it. But I won't derail the thread by saying why.

Re: Dry Cleaning - New Long Leg (debut album)
« Reply #62 on: April 20, 2021, 03:39:08 PM »
Shaw's generic "singing" voice (different to how she speaks in interview - which is, yes, rather posh) first struck me as a soft Mancunian accent (and I hale from around there). She doesn't pronounce "oven chips" in the typical southern way, for example.

I do lament that this album hasn't gone down well on CaB. I normally agree with you all but here I suppose I am alone. I think it's a really good album - I would give it 3.5 headscabs out of five. I've heard it half a dozen times now, and I'm not bored yet: in fact I like it more now than when I first heard it. But I won't derail the thread by saying why.

Yeah I thought the same about her voice, heard it as 'theatrical northern' (I've just made this term up)

Also agree on the album and the band in general, they're a decent band, I like what they're doing. I don't know how long a shelf life they will have, given that their sound is so distinct (and potentially prone to becoming grating), but they've got one good album out of it at least.

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Re: Dry Cleaning - New Long Leg (debut album)
« Reply #63 on: April 20, 2021, 03:49:21 PM »
Shaw's generic "singing" voice (different to how she speaks in interview - which is, yes, rather posh) first struck me as a soft Mancunian accent (and I hale from around there). She doesn't pronounce "oven chips" in the typical southern way, for example.
I've brielfy chatted to Ms. Shaw in person (while she was manning the merch stall at a gig) and she didn't sound that posh (and I'm Liverpool council estate scum).  It reminded me a bit of a female Will Self voice. She sounded how you would expect someone who had studied at the RCA to sound, if you catch my drift. I'm not sure I'd class her singing voice as 'northern' either, I don't think it's got any recognisable accent. You have to remember a lot of her lyrics come from overheard conversations, so she may reproduce the inflections of the people she heard say them.

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« Reply #64 on: April 20, 2021, 04:09:14 PM »
I do lament that this album hasn't gone down well on CaB. I normally agree with you all but here I suppose I am alone. I think it's a really good album - I would give it 3.5 headscabs out of five. I've heard it half a dozen times now, and I'm not bored yet: in fact I like it more now than when I first heard it. But I won't derail the thread by saying why.

I think it's great. And I don't think this will change anybody's mind, but it does sound pretty dreadful on your streaming services. Whereas the vinyl (and presumably CD and lossless formats) has an expansive soundstage that brings the music to life and creates a much better connection between the band and the vocals.

I'd almost be disappointed if they weren't posh. They met at art school, didn't they? Of course they're posh. I actually think sound more like a Britpop band than the post-punk acts everyone is comparing them to. They're much more Blur than The Fall.

Re: Dry Cleaning - New Long Leg (debut album)
« Reply #65 on: April 20, 2021, 04:13:46 PM »
just creates more of an ugly class divide than their ought to be in the public mindset.

probably horrific inequality that does this more than opinions about records

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Re: Dry Cleaning - New Long Leg (debut album)
« Reply #66 on: April 20, 2021, 05:20:03 PM »
Aye but what I’m saying is that these sort of blinkered sweeping statements definitely don’t help to patch things up and instil a wider empathy in people.

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Re: Dry Cleaning - New Long Leg (debut album)
« Reply #67 on: April 29, 2021, 03:48:59 PM »
I listened to this and it just made me want to listen to Life Without Buildings

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Re: Dry Cleaning - New Long Leg (debut album)
« Reply #68 on: April 29, 2021, 08:28:44 PM »
What class are you if you are a builder who went to arschool in Newport as an old person?

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