cambridge based progressive punk band
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"THE FURIOUS SLEEP have a new self released four track EP called Funeral Marches, The Furious Sleep are from Cambridge. The Furious Sleep don't do much verse chorus blah de blah, and that's a very good thing. Their songs ramble, tell stories, go somewhere, show you the details. Very few bands are as generous with their ideas. This is stripped down, simple in-your-room guitars and drums and a little keyboards and a natural, honest, on the edge of raw voice. Death's Head March has so many thematic changes I lost count; therefore it is progressive rock, but none of the prog idioms of production apply here, whether old-school moog n' mellotron lushness, jazzy englishness or the avant and heavy approaches. Nope, The Furious Sleep are on the verge of uniqueness, having more in common with obscure UK bands like Zag And The Coloured Beads, Gawd's Bleeding Gift than anyone else, (save maybe Les Savy Fav): a combination of slightly abrasive English indie-ness and untampered-with production with thoughtful complexity. It's not really metal, or punk, it's something on its own, proper art rock (rather than the pub rock that seems to be determined to appropriate the term these days) and the complexity is all about changing melody and mood than math for math's sake. Powerful though, and held together by a gut-spilling emotional (without descending into emo mush) singer songwriter, lyrics to chew over at leisure. Their previous album was less raw, fuller-sounding; unavailable in shops, both are worth the romance of hunting down."
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