Well it’s been given some pretty heavy rotation on the rushonrock decks this week and we’re delighted to say that we feel angst rockers Therapy? have come up with a cracker in soon to be released long player Crooked Timber.
Now the Ulster noiseniks have never been dedicated followers of music fashion but this 10-track aural assault removes them further away from the commercial mainstream than ever before. And that’s no bad thing.
With typically laudable lyrics which ask constant questions of the listener and some lengthy instrumental breaks this is an absolute belter of a record. It’s different to anything else you’ll hear in 2009 and that, in itself, is why it’s worth squirrelling away a spare tenner until March 23 and treating yourself when the time comes.
Disappointingly, the time has never really come for Therapy? – even at their early 1990s (commercial) peak a string of chart-busting singles didn’t get the credit they deserve. And while Crooked Timber might prove too dark and brutal for many it’s another meaty chunk of Brit metal which will shake up the scene and set fresh standards. A full review will appear here in March.