Something a bit different...
Ergo Phizmiz

Ringo fronting The Beta Band might sound as appealing a pairing as jam and cauliflower or James Corden and a TV screen but, on this evidence, it could have worked. Album standout ‘Late’ is the track most closely fitting this hypothetical sound and bloody marvellous it is too.

Random samples and quite determinedly bizarre lyrics further cement the idea that this album is a bit different. That the title of ‘The Dapper Transvestite’ is not the oddest thing about it (it’s the use of a typewriter for the drumbeat) should give you a pretty clear idea of what to expect.

7/10

Words by Gareth James

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