PINSTRIPE – Innocent (South
West Recordings – 17/09/07)
Review by Dawn
With no offence intended to its residents, there probably aren’t
too many famous rock stars who hail from Shepton Mallet. Not that Pinstripe’s
Somerset roots are obvious given their Americanised style of vocals.
But let us not hold that against them; the quartet were recently chosen
to play at Glastonbury by Michael Eavis, having won an unsigned band competition
in the South West, so must obviously possess something a little special.
Here this is demonstrated by the band’s clever use of contrast between
quiet and loud sections of songs as well as the neat use of strings and
keyboard riffs while, in various places, their intriguing vocal delivery
is reminiscent of both Brian Molko and Mark Greaney.
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