The sad death of from Broadcast vocalist, Trish Keenan, from Pneumonia at the age 42 comes as a shock. The band, who had operated at the fringes of the music scene, were underground heroes and popular on the ATP circuit of experimental post pop.
How would the Devil appear if he walked among us? How about male, tall, very pale skin, very black hair, in extremely snappy and slightly gothic clothes? How about ridiculously talented and unable to keep a low profile, seeking the adulation of humankind? In summary, he might appear something like Nick Cave.
Defying rock’s dated notion of cool, Macca McFab’s second post Beatles outing really stands the test of time with its melodic, playful and cleverly stripped down songs predating indie lo-fi by decades.