Punk Rock For Gentlemen - 200gsm Vinyl
200gsm Vinyl Album
200g vinyl LP from The Fallen Leaves - Punk Rock For Gentlemen! Packed full with 12 near misses, all written, performed and produced by The Fallen Leaves themselves. Mastered by Noel at 3345 Mastering and pressed onto vinyl by Parliament Records. Tracks: Go Now, Did You See Here, Passing By, Is She Somewhere, Girls In A Trance, Shining, Sylvie Says, Always More, The International Brigade, High & Dry, Against The Grain, Trouble. The Fallen Leaves came together in 2004 as a joint mission between original Subway Sect guitarist Rob Symmons and singer Rob Green, from Bernie Rhodes's Club Left and Vic Godard collaborations. Reverend Rob Green is on vocals, Sir Robert Symmons is on Sniper guitar, Majestic Mathew Karas plays 'bohemian' bass and Brett Buddy Ascott is on the 'dangerous' drums. Originally released on vinyl in 2016, the twelve tracks are cherry-picked from the band's first three (becoming increasingly harder to get) albums – “It's Too Late Now” (2008), “That's Right” (2009) and “If Only We'd Known” (2013). “The combination of Green's fluidly animated vocals and Symmons's potent guitar assaults combust beautifully on searing blasts such as the racey 'Girl In A Trance', mysterious twang of 'Shining' and surging 'The International Brigade' highlighting Symmons's supernatural weaving together surf and mod guitar styles, bolstered by 'Happy Jack'-era Who-like 'la la las'. Their sound blends punk with mod and garage rock and the band confess they aim to sound like a cross between The Who and Ramones. It's 1-2-3-4 simplistic dance rock with sharp, melodic pop tunes. If you've not encountered this highly-refreshing band yet, this is a good place to start.” – Kris Needs/Vive Le Rock Magazine “The Fallen Leaves pride themselves on being standard bearers for a particularly British brand of guitar music - at that fine spot where The Pretty Things meet ‘Pretty Vacant’, over a decent cup of tea – they’ve taken songs from their first three releases to deliver a collection of their self-styled 'Minimum R&B'. These finely-crafted original songs are sharp and direct with a minimum of overdubs, yet the band also know the value of well-placed backing vocals. After all this staccato activity, there are two longer tracks (‘Shining’ and ‘Trouble’) in which they stretch out to great effect, mirroring the force of their live shows. An excellent showcase of the band at their best.” – MOJO Magazine GREAT!!