BDTD 081 Craft Bandits - bits and pieces
the singles album, the last love album. - Classic new album from this Australian drums/guitar/piano/vocals duo that features Matt Earle (Breakdance The dawn/xNOBBQx et al) and Mel Jade (Cup Cake Club). Extremely primitive but oddly beautiful songs and instrumentals that have a crude Shaggs appeal crossed with a slowed down Harry Pussy/Beefheart vibe, haunting, faraway vocals and the kind of melodic invention of Calvin Johnson’ early Go Team cassettes. If you dug their recent CD on Black Petal this one tops even that. - c. David Keenan 2011.