- Music Reviews
- January 15, 2021
Catspaw (Omnivore Recordings). Review by James Mann.
I am generally skeptical and disrespectful of band names with special capitalization, but IDLES look and sound like they mean business.
The first wave of UK punk crested and shrank back, but the Mekons are still thrashing and foaming.
M. Ward could get by on his smoky velvet voice alone, but he also happens to be a supreme connoisseur of what alert musicians call songcraft.
The opening "Car And Driver" makes it sound like the Rock*A*Teens have been s…