So Cow have now been around for over 10 years. Lisa Marie Airplane Tour is their fifth album, although there are those who could argue that it is number six, seven or eight depending on how much value can be placed on temporary bandcamp releases or hastily uploaded .zip files.
No matter, these are twelve songs about anxiety; written in the midst of it, but before actually being aware it was the issue. You know the kind of thing I’m sure: OCD thoughts making a bus journey to town increasingly impossible, social anxiety making ordering a pint at the local bar a drawn-out task of Herculean proportions…
All told, this is quirky, noisy pop of the finest vintage with nods to Jonathan Richman perhaps, or Jeffrey Lewis even, what about The Cardiacs anyone – smart, acerbic, witty and well worth a listen.
Check out the brilliantly titled What Makes A Man Start Gorse Fires. What indeed?