THE FALLEN LEAVES – It’s Too Late Now



THE FALLEN LEAVES

IT’S TOO LATE NOW

(Parliament)
Nifty debut from the sartorially impeccable ‘Leaves.
4/5
Utilising their regular Parliament Club in west London as a centre of operations, Fallen Leaves employ a distinctly old-school punk tactic in creating one‘s own scene and building it up from there. It adds up then that ‘Leaves guitarist Rob Symmons was the original guitarist with first-wave brit-punks Subway Sect, and is now back from an over-extended sabbatical with his distinctive high-slung Telecaster technique gloriously intact. With fellow class of ‘77 cohort Rob Green on vocals, Fallen Leaves have turned in for their debut full-lengther a brace of tuneful, high-powered mod-pop bursts executed with a punky sense of economy and a straight-from-the-garage lack of fuss. While up tempo belters like All That You Chose bring to mind the powerhouse drive of the early Who, Seven Years or Days of Summer reveal an agreeably Kinks-y sense of tune-age.
Hugh Gulland
 

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