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All Tomorrow's Parties Reviewed: All Hail Matt Groening
The Quietus , May 17th, 2010 06:23

Luke Turner and John Doran raise a glass to Matt Groening and Barry and Deborah at ATP for one of the most enjoyably eclectic festival line-ups they've ever witnessed. All photos by Maria Jefferis, Andy Ennis and Edd Westmacott for


Cold Cave

There's something a bit silly about Cold Cave. They can't quite shake off their 'hardcore' (i.e. emo) past. Wes Eisold has never quite stepped out of the shadow of being an 'inspirador' of Fall Out Boy and a member of lachrymal whingers Some Girls. Their debt to early New Order cannot be overstated. Because they are playing to a rock audience they stupidly try and overcompensate with lots of uneccessary reverb and distortion on the electronics as if guitar people can't understand anything that doesn't sound like the Jesus and Mary Chain. Fortunately nothing can spoil the sheer brilliance of tracks such as 'Life Magazine' and 'Love Comes Close'.