Sunday, 6 April 2008

The Maybes? - Talk About You

“You’re so mundane/your rhetoric numbs my brain,” sing the Liverpool five-piece. Rhetorical in band name, lyric or otherwise, this isn’t particularly clever. But nor is it mind-numbing – it’s a satisfactorily crafted song which plods along like The Magic Numbers, Nick Ellis using a similar vocal style to Romeo Stodart. The guitars employ the right amount of feedback but the drums and the general mood veer on lacklustre, unfortunately. The bijou’s a mismatch with the directness of the lyrics, and this really should be made more of because it’s enough to set The Maybes? apart from the crowd, if only they’d stop sitting on the fence. Not a bad effort nonetheless.

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