Whilst hoping and waiting for vinyl reissues of post-punk luminaries And Also The Trees' albums, this new record is a welcome arrival. The four songs on the eponymous EP come from four albums which have never been released on vinyl.
Taken from their 2007 LP (Listen For) The Rag And Bone Man, "The Legend Of Mucklow" is a perfect introduction to the band's music. With a baritone voice, roaring bass, incisive guitar lines and metronomic drums, And Also The Trees manage to refine their origins, but retain the essence of their sound.
This record is an opportunity to celebrate Simon Huw Jones' talent for writing lyrics of great suggestive power and his brother's often spectacular (and spectral) music.