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Pocket Gods - Lo-Fi Sci-Fi

  by Jamie Rowland

published: 27 / 7 / 2008

Pocket Gods - Lo-Fi Sci-Fi
Label: Nub Records
Format: CD


Enjoyable, witty latest album from musical satirists the Pocket Gods, who merging a lo-fi sound with a fascination with all things sci-fi, sound like a less gloomy Sebadoh

Never before have I come across an album which so succinctly sums up the songs it bears than with the Pocket Gods’ Lo-Fi Sci-Fi. I can’t really say much more than that this album features twelve songs which are, indeed, lo-fi in their sound and invariably revolve around sci-fi related subjects. Tracks to this effect include album opener ‘Only UFOs Take the Insane’ (a fine title if ever I heard one), ‘Superman’s Head’ (a song which is quite simply about all the places Superman’s head has been – quite a lot, apparently) and ‘Back to Earth’, which brings the album to a close with some space-age keyboard noises. Other subjects covered by this London-based group are nights out (‘Weekend Revulers’), Howard Hughes (‘Howard Hughes’) and eating lard (‘Praise the Lard’) – now there’s the indie community doing it’s part for a positive body image. Lo-Fi Sci-Fi is a very enjoyable album; fun seems to be the order of the day. If you think you’d like a band that sounds like someone cheered up Sebadoh, then this is the album for you.

Track Listing:-
1 Back To Earth
2 Howard Hughes
3 Vvbud
4 This Is Now
5 Supermans Head
6 Danube
7 Devastation Duvet
8 Praise The Lard
9 Night Lights
10 Weekend Revulers
11 Someone Else Is On Our Moon
12 Only UFOs Take The Insane

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