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'Saucy Postcards Super Creeps'   

-  Label: 'Optic Nerve'
-  Genre: 'Rock' -  Release Date: '12th April 2019'

Our Rating:
One Eyed Wayne strike me as being of a similar ilk to label mates The Wolfhounds who released the excellent "Untied Kingdom" in 2016 and the similarities even extend to the cover artwork. A photographic snapshot of UK night time street life.

This is an album dealing in the contemporary issues of 21st Century life, seen through the kaleidoscopic lens of London. "Piece of This Romance" sounds a lot like The Jam imbued with a Jarvis Cocker-like sensibility. It encapsulates the vibe of the band perfectly.

"45Min (To Go)" sounds like another single as do many of the tracks on this album, doffing its cap to Bowie along the way. "Waste of a Day" is very Libertines. An anthem for scoundrels. "Yo Yo" is The Stranglers so it looks like this band have done their homework "Spanish Lounge" is sooo Pulp it's got me thinking where is the Wayne in One Eyed Wayne? Tbf, there are quality lyrics in abundance so it does manage to sidestep shamelessness quite cleverly. Quick digression. Sampling your heritage to create something new in hip-hop 'lazy', wearing your heart on your sleeve in indie 'good'. We all know what is inherently wrong with those attitudes right? Good, just checking.

"Man From Uncool" could be Blur but they stole from "Pressed Rat and Warthog" which was a Cream b-side so you know, whatever man. "Old Mans Balloons" (ha ha) closes out the album in style. "Dug a hole, filled it in again". This is a good album not unlike The Wolfhounds although it perhaps deals more in the 'personal' as opposed to wider social concerns? Maybe "Uni Ted (non-binary) Kingdom" could be the alternative title?
  author: Leo Newbiggin

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ONE-EYED WAYNE - Saucy Postcards Super Creeps