The sound of America is prevalent on the debut release from The Grave Architects, a band from London via Nottingham. Highway Be True is a nice enough little trucking number, but seems to be trying a little too hard to do something that’s not natural. You can sense the awkwardness in their delivery, but this may well smooth out with time. It is mainly the vocals, as the guitar and especially the drums sound quite at home. Love TBC is much better, closer to their beloved Jonathan Richman, coupled with a curiously affecting sixties schmaltz middle and peak period Lemonheads ending. Great stuff.
Highway Be True / Love TBC is released on Fortuna Pop! on March 30th
The Grave Architects myspace is here