Alfie – A Word In Your Ear

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Album Review by Nigel A. Messenger

There really isn’t a lot to say about the Manchester band Alfie’s new album, A WORD IN YOUR EAR. It’s a slow, quiet sound from the five piece, which are comprised of Lee Gorton (vocals), Ian Smith (guitar), Sam Morris (bass), Sean Killy (drums) and Matt McGeever (cello).

Singer Lee Gorton is quoted as saying: “We’ve been labelled everything from baggy to folk to psychedelia…” and that really does sum up the problem with this album as I’m really not sure who it is going to appeal to.

It starts off with a wimper and just doesn’t go anywhere specific. Alright it picks up the pace a little in the middle, with THE REVERSE MIDAS TOUCH and SUMMER LANES but just falls right back after that as if its exhausted itself.

It’s certainly well produced but definitely a very acquired taste.

1 star