Mr. Gnome – Night of the Crickets

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From one group of noise merchants to another, this time in the shape of the shabbily monikered Mr. Gnome (also a duo in fact). Naff name or not there is nothing throwaway about the music this Cleveland band makes. ‘Night of the Crickets’ is an impressive peephole into their debut album ‘Deliver This Creature’. If one didn’t know any better you could be forgiven for thinking that this is the work of a forest of musicians. The song marches forward with bucolic power, Nicole Barille’s vocal utterances may be only semi-decipherable but they add an almost dreamy texture to the barrage of noise that surrounds them. I am hearing ‘Submarine’ era Whipping Boy with flashes of Tricky thrown in for good measure, the result is a white hot noise with undoubted melodic undertones. Unmistakably one of the songs of the year, something for your next garden party. KD

Mr. Gnome – Night of the Crickets

More Info: Official & Myspace
Buy Songs: Mr. Gnome
Year: 2008

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