Poundstore RiotNot so much a band, more of a (one-off?) collaboration between that Pulco kid, Ash Cooke and that BMX Bandit, Stu Kidd (he’s now Wellgreen)…
Poundstore Riot release this album in time for the Christmas rush you’ll find in such retail outlets.
The concept is built around the two causing a riot in a Poundstore and doing time for it… Fictitious, yes, and I said ‘one-off’ as it’s hard to see how much further you could stretch a pound…
Sounding more like a compilation album than a concept album, ‘Writing The Wrongs’ is due to be released via Folkwit Records on November 10th and it ranges from being downright genius to downright awful (well only one track!)…

Take Hapless Writer, with its mesmerising sound and Sgt Pepper-esq banter FX going on behind it… Pretty damn good stuff…  The clash of Glaswegian and Bethesda cultures works well and it’s my favourite on this album.
Although coming up close behind it is Bobby’s Basement, and with its heavy Pulconic leanings it has Hit Single written all over it, as does Cylinder Sound. (Love Obstacles too).
Green is simply beautiful, with a hooky chorus that reminds me of Technicolour childhood days listening to my parents’ music (it was always sunny back then).

I don’t get the two spoken word tracks at all, they upset the well being of the album… As does the punk-style track Poundstore Riot – although it is a fine one minute, 33 second song!! But don’t let my own misgivings spoil it for you, there’s plenty here for everyone.

‘Writing The Wrongs’ throws out a very Beatles B-side experimental feel with many of the songs, or elements of the songs, which is very welcome…
You should welcome it too…

Get it here…