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  Cake Tin Head EP by Clinker

Cake Tin Head EP cover art

Artist: Clinker
Title: Cake Tin Head EP
Catalogue Number: No catalogue number
Review Format: CD
Release Year: 2008

More free music? So it would seem as the Bluesbunny downloaded another EP from London band Clinker. This time there are three tracks up for grabs to go with the rather fine cover art that Bluesbunny has come to expect from them.

"Relapse" is all riffs and robotic drumming just like a heavy metal band that have gotten a bit addicted to American period Depeche Mode. The guitars trip out on power chords whilst the vocals rattle about in reverb land. "Tired" by contrast sound more like the Kinks would have sounded if they had lasted a bit longer. Certainly on the pop side of things, it reeks of life in the Big Smoke with some properly effective tub thumping drums and laconic vocals. "Sunday Morning" takes the Velvet Underground song and gives it the Slade treatment. Seventies pub rock goes all glam in this one. Respectful and different at the same time, it brings a smile to your face.

You know something? I'm getting to like this band. They always have a new trick up their sleeve. Wonder what they will do next?
Review Date: March 16 2008