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Charlie Big Time

Dishevelled Revellers

(Matinee; US: 18 Jun 2012; UK: 18 Jun 2012)

Dishevelled Revellers comes off as a lost classic of the Brit-pop era.

Dishevelled Revellers has the sound, feel, and atmosphere of a lost Britpop classic. Elements of new wave, Americana, and shoegaze are artfully mixed together to create something that feels slightly outdated but sounds absolutely wonderful. There’s guitars that hum and jangle, a vocalist that croons and makes an effort to emote, and a rock-solid rhythm section. There’s no flash and a wealth of substance. Big Star, The Smiths, and Blur are immediately brought to mind with the title track and those echoes are sustained throughout the remaining three tracks, each only heightening the sense of melancholy the EP is cloaked in. “Real Estate” picks the pace up slightly before the final track and proves the band’s range before Dishevelled Revellers culminates with “Passion and Headaches”, a track that neatly ties the EP up by fully embodying its mood. Revellers proves that the band’s ready for the long haul.

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Steven is a writer, musician, and filmmaker from Wisconsin who has spent his fair share of time in the entertainment trenches. He frequently contributes reviews and interviews to Playground Misnomer, which can be accessed here: http://www.playgroundmisnomer.com. You can follow him on Twitter: @unbusyinwi.


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