‘And thoughts then automatically cock back to Empty Pools, and their fascination with detonations, gunpowder plottings, and so forth. Branded “a really legitimate rock’n’roll band” by Menomena themselves, the Bristol ensemble blew ‘em clean out the water and whilst tonight’s headliners seem increasingly devoid of invention, their understudies are brimming with confidence and filling with a most crystalline promise.’
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‘Despite bleating of not believing in “second chances” on this, the return of Portland’s Menomena Heavy is as Heavy Does is lifted from their forthcoming fifth, Moms. Expected to wash up on these shores October 8th on Barsuk Records, it’s an astonishingly accomplished and highly accesible reintroduction to some of the finest genre subverters in serving memory as the trio harmonise of hefty branches “hanging from my fucked up family tree.” Thematically concerning familial miscommunication, musically Heavy is as Heavy Does is a cinematic jam redolent of what’d surely have happened had Albarn mucked in on Sébastian Tellier’s Politics LP of ‘04, affecting balladry eventually enshrouded by psych solos and slide guitars evocative of Super Furry Animals’ Love Kraft record of related epoch. As though the welcome return of a reclusive yet genuinely beloved relative, this one.’