A dazzling decoupage of good fun
Silvery - Railway Architecture

Art rock meets vaudevillian devilry via the English absurdism of Viv Stanshall. ‘Railway Architecture’ reads like a Victorian novella stuffed with pages of ‘Aladdin Sane’ era Bowie, Syd Barrett and Sparks. Such a gloriously eclectic sound has also had them compared to Britpop Blur: if only after a bottle of Laudanum and a visit to the darker environs of Whitechapel.

From this oddball music hall scrapbook of locomotive inspired organ led outbursts, short but perfectly formed songs sprout, delicious and daringly at odds with almost everything else out there. Recommendation enough I should think. A dazzling decoupage of good fun.

8/10

Words by Anna Wilson
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