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And None Of Them Knew They Were Robots - And None Of Them Knew They Were Robots

  by Alex Halls

published: 21 / 6 / 2002



And None Of Them Knew They Were Robots - And None Of Them Knew They Were Robots
Label: Pigdog
Format: CD

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Impressive debut album, with both emo-core and indie-rock connotations, from new Leeds four piece


The self-titled album by And None Of Them Knew They Were Robots proves once again that, underneath the surface, lesser-known bands often have a lot more to offer than their more famous counterparts within the music scene. Known better as ‘The Robots’, this Leeds-based outfit have released their 7-track album on Pigdog records and, even from the outset, with this, have started to make a name for themselves. The four-piece, with roots in the North-East of England and Norfolk, have without doubt carved themselves a niche in a crammed market and this album is their first offering, with a further album already planned for later this year. Granted the album has airs of Epitaph’s 'Hot Water Music' but the melodic hardcore sound that the Robots create has a fresher feel. One gets the impression that these musicians really care about what they are producing. The music is tight, played with experience and lacks little. At times it resembles emo-core, at others it has indie rock twangs, but the vivacity with which the riffs are played and the vocals bellowed make it difficult to say that there is anything remotely subdued about the album, despite its melodic nature. A masterpiece the album may not quite be, a forgery it certainly is not, for the sound is, in itself, original. It is vastly superior to most recent releases and can only be a front to the waves that the Robots will make in the future.



Track Listing:-
1 Falling Figures
2 Idle Vessels
3 Division Formed Thus
4 Instrument
5 Playsets With Lights
6 An Equation
7 Twenty Six 0'One



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Interview (2002)
One of Leeds' finest punk talents, And None of Them Knew They Were Robots have released two mini albums, their eponymous debut, and a second album, 'Liebestod'. The four piece talk to Alex Halls about their increasing popularity and both CDs


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