Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Alternative/Indie | Heft: Jahrgang 2012, eclipsed Nr. 138 / 3-2012 | VÖ-Jahr: 2012 | Wertung: 7/10 | Label: Island | Autor: UR

To found a band is one of the elementary rituals of male adulthood. No wonder, then, that unbrokenly new groups are growing up that compete in traditional garage rock line-up and sing about the great things of existence. Tribes from London have set themselves up for their debut album between Sixties revival and punk rock and enrich this mixture with heavily distorted guitar sounds. It goes without saying that the troupe around singer Johnny Lloyd is booked as "Grunge-Revival". The lead "Whenever" enters with a correspondingly low-hanging guitar-bass double. "We Were Children" then sounds like an explicit bow to the Pixies classic "Where Is My Mind" with a swaying guitar motif and bubbling loud-quiet dramaturgy. From here the songs point in predictable directions. The fact that people still like to follow the paths of the Tribes is due to the urgency of their emotive mini anthems. A song like "Corner Of An English Field", for example, with its bittersweet mood and euphoric chorus, radiates exactly that mix of pomposity and vulnerability that can only be experienced with very young bands.

Top track: Corner Of An English Field

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