Saturday, October 11, 2008

God Hates Cardiff

God Hates Cardiff. No, not a reference to the capital's soggy climate, but the debut EP by Box of Thumbs. On offer are eight great tunes in the alt-rock/indie tradition, with particular nods in the direction of Dinosaur Jnr and the Pixies. Highlights include the extreme urban paranoia of White City; the Fall-esque This is Cree; and the eponymous God Hates Cardiff, which contains the fatalistic lyric:

This city and all its streets
They all mean something to me
This city and all its streets
They all bleed for me
But God hates Cardiff
And God hates me
And that's the way
It's gonna be, yeah.

I couldn't have put it better myself. God Hates Cardiff by Box of Thumbs is out now on Monkey Grinder Records.