Saturday, May 2, 2009
Godsmania - Tyre Kicker
I'm not sure it gets any janglier. Godsmania's “Tyre Kicker” EP is five songs of pure vintage indiepop in the style of C86 or even Postcard Records.
They start things off right with the head bobbingly good “Thanks But No Thanks.” A nice little bass line carries you into “Don't Go” before the jangle of the guitar kicks back in to hook you. The slower, ambling vocals of “Going To Be Blue” with fuzzy background guitar make a good interlude leading into the droopy, but heartfelt “Lost In You.” The EP finishes up on a high note with the driving “All Gone Wrong Today.”
Godsmania lists Teenage Fanclub, The Wedding Present, Orange Juice, The Mighty Lemon Drops and the Smiths as influences, among others. I can't disagree with any of those. This is a definitely an album with seeking out.