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Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Sprightly

Let's start what should be another great year for The Distractions with another nice review of the new album.  This one is from Terry Banks and excellent The Big Takeover magazine from New York, which also features a Steve Perrin interview, an Occultation advert featuring The Distractions and even a mention on the front cover.


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THE END OF THE PIER

(OCCULTATION U.K.)

Back in the late ’70s, The Distractions were a genial, new wavey Manchester quintet that issued a couple of singles, one on Factory, before signing to Island for their 1980 debut album, Nobody’s Perfect. Then it all went quiet - for 32 years. Now they’re back with LP number two! Well, two of them are. Singer MIKE FINNEY and guitarist STEVE PERRIN have teamed up with there new guys, including drummer MIKE KELLIE, once of THE ONLY ONES, and Occultation head/guitarist NICK HALLIWELL from GRANITE SHORE, to record this meditative but occasionally sprightly 10 tracker. It’s more measured than of yore, but maybe that’s the point, and numbers such as the resigned “100 Times” cut through memorably.

(c) Terry Banks, The Big Takeover.

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