March 11, 2012

Whales in Cubicles – Nowhere Flag

By Chris Gedos


Whales in Cubicles are that rare new band with unanimously good material across the board. They smash the prerequisites: 1. Songs which grab hold and refuse to let go 2. Running the emotional gamut of pain, humor and sexuality 3. A display of technical consistency and a comprehensive musical language. These Londoners have a North American anthem in “Across America” and an instantly memorable lick in “Nowhere Flag.” It’s interesting how they use nostalgia, looking back to the best of mid-90’s alternative radio with this magical 15 year gap in reference points, similar to singing about the “Summer of ‘69” in the mid-80’s, if you will. Love this band. Make the trip if you live within 200mi (that’s 320km). It’s been a while since I’ve really wanted to sing along to a song, but the half dozen available cuts from Whales in Cubicles keep slaying me over and over again.

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Rating 9.03


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