Wednesday, December 7th, 2016
London, United Kingdom
The Last Pedestrians-The origins of the Last Pedestrians lie in the Mid 70's Nottingham groups Plummet Airline and Gaffa. The latter playing innovative pop jazz and the former (signed to Stiff Records) playing twisted pub rock. In the early 80's an amalgam of both groups The Atoms mutated through various projects, before eventually becomng Last Pedestrians who can be described as Beefheart meets Tom Waits in Dub Jamming with the Grateful Dead just as Johnny Cash came to visit New Atlas- Melancholic neo-folk-noire, sparse instrumentation which builds as the tunes progress to a quiet crescendo. Stirring stuff in the vein of Damian Rice.Robot Mountain- Rather spiffing covers of 60s/70s/80s pop hitssounds sort of like Pulp tackling it, nice heartfelt but underplayed deliveryace take on Oliva Newton John's Xanadu for instance. Cilla's Anyone Who Had A Heart is grand too. Cool.