Now that we are well into the 21st century, do we really want to revisit the 20th century? The answer, as is the case for many things in life, is 'that depends'. If the revisiting is via robust guitar pop with punk shadings, ace male and female vocals, and lyrics that display an incisive bite, a wistful smile and a knowing wink, the answer for us is resoundingly affirmative. So where do we find all that? In the Twentieth Century, of course. It is the new LP by grown-up supergroup Swansea Sound. Comprised of members of legendary bands such as Talulah Gosh, Heavenly, Death in Vegas, The Pooh Sticks, and The Dentists. Whether shading remembrances of past relationships, poking fun at pretentious musicians, moaning about the takeover by technology, or revisiting road trips and nights out, the album is bouncing, thumping treat for the ears and heart. If only we could describe our past with the same perception and wit as Rob Pursey, well, our lives would seem more interesting and, we guess, so would we. But we can all share it done just right via Twentieth Century, so what are you waiting for?
Swansea Sound is Hue Williams (lead vocals), Amelia Fletcher (lead vocals/keys), Ian Button (drums), Bob Collins (guitar), and Rob Pursey (guitar/bass). The album is out now via Skep Wax.