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Pooches, The / Pooches, The
Album:Pooches, The Collection:General
Artist:Pooches, The Added:10/2016
Label:Lame-O Records 

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Add Date:2016-10-25 Pull Date:2016-12-27 
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Album Review
Francis D
Reviewed 2016-10-15 
“The Pooches” The Pooches
The Pooches are an indie four-piece band from Glasgow, Scotland that plays Brit-pop with some punky trimmings. Originally a one-man project of frontman, guitarist and songwriter, Jimmy Hindle — who released two albums as the Pooches in 2013 and 2105 — the four-man group released its “Heart Attack” EP in early 2016, now followed by this self-titled, full-length album. The Pooches’ sound is similar to 1960s British invasion bands such as Herman’s Hermits, the Yardbirds, and the Dave Clark Five — or more recently, Teenage Fan Club or Belle & Sebastian. Songs are marked by jangly guitars, catchy melodies and warm vocals — with just an edge of punk to a few of the tracks.
— Francis

Recommended: 1, 5, 8, 11, 9. FCC on Track 2.

1. (2:15) Heart Attack — Sunny, bouncy, slightly jangly pop-rock. Great hooks. Handclaps! Lyrics reference Heart Attack, a hardcore punk band from NYC that was popular from 1978-1984. ****
2. (2:11) I’ll Be Gone — Strumming guitar. Snapping snare. Harmonized chorus. Great song — but you can’t play this version on the radio. (See Track 11 radio edit.) FCC: “Shitty”
3. (2:58) Another Evening, Another Town — Up-tempo. Timekeeper plucking guitar in places, backed by ringing guitar. Slightly punky feel.
4. (0:37) Japan — Novelty. Definite punk. Chugging guitars. Very, very SHORT! ***
5. (2:51) The Light — (Slight delay at start for breath) Bright, ringing guitar. Nice backbeat. Simple melody. Easygoing vocals. ****
6. (2:22) New Years — Stop-and-go meter. A bit repetitive.
7. (1:11) I Don’t Eat Cake — Growling guitar at start — following by ringing guitar. Frantic, punky pace. Very short!
8. (3:38) Everything — Mid-tempo. Strumming guitars. Plucking lead guitar solos. Catchy melody and lyrics. ****
9. (2:25) Be Not So Fearful — Simple chord progressions. Lilting melody. Nice tune. ***
10. (3:00) Mulligan — Noisy start. Great bass line. Melody is a bit sing-song. Vocals are almost more spoken than sung. Understated.
11. (2:11) I’ll Be Gone (Radio Edit) — Track 2 with a radio-friendly edit…this is safe to play anytime. ***


Track Listing
1.Heart Attack 6.New Years
2.I'll Be Gone 7.I Don't Eat Cake
3.Another Evening, Another Town 8.Everything
4.Japan 9.Be Not So Fearful
5.The Light 10.Mulligan
 11.I'll Be Gone (Radio Edit)