ALBUM REVIEW: The Cool Greenhouse – S/T | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Released: 29.05.20






At first listen The Cool Greenhouse’s debut album release serves up a spoken lyrical style much akin to Mark E Smith at his most obtuse; however delve further and you find Tom Greenhouse’s words eventually sinew their full sardonic meaning, laser focused as vitriolic social commentary.

The Fall influence doesn’t end there, its insistent driving, dissonant yet simple chord riff structure builds to intense electric atmospheres overlaid with wigged out space age lo-fi synth noodling, which in turn starkly accentuates the band’s caustic satirical monotone message. If you’re quick off the mark you can grab a limited vinyl with free seeds, the first to grow and photo their plant wins the original cover art. The Cool Greenhouse don’t need any gimmicks though.


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