Scene and Heard CCXIII: Rotten To The Core – Canute’s Plastic Army

16831987_1846403518940780_7211224101304177335_nThe collective back catalogue of the wonderfully named Canute’s Plastic Army’s Neil and Anish covers a lot of ground, indie rock, traditional folk, raw retro blues and poetic alt-rock to name a few, but I doubt anyone expected to find them working in the realms of gothic-folk-pop.

 

The vibe of Rotten to The Core from the just released debut EP Building Walls, is obviously driven by the haunting and tense video they have added to the sonic package but this knowingly simple and deft track sits as easily in commercial territory as it does in the back room of folk clubs. If America has the bleak gothic majesty of The Handsome Family then on the basis of this song perhaps Canute’s Plastic Army are this country’s equivalent.

 

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About Dave Franklin

Musician, scribbler, historian, gnostic, seeker of enlightenment, asker of the wrong questions, delver into the lost archives, fugitive from the law of averages, blogger, quantum spanner, left footed traveller, music journalist, zenarchist, freelance writer, reviewer and gemini. People have woken up to worse.
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