A horrible hack

Shokei - Pete the Pirate Squid

split

Year Released: 2005
Format: 5"
Label: Grec Complete - Warsaw
 
Reviewed by Andy Malcolm on Jun 13, 2007
This record comes inside a 5.25" floppy disk, and is therefore a 5". The stupidest format ever. Shokei have two tracks of kind of arty indie/emo with windy, mathy guitars and mixed up vocals. Lots of different styles. Their second song is all swingy and sways back and forth like Bells on Trike. Nice. I really like when they use the shouty vocals too, because they sound like Spirit Assembly. This band sounds rather good, but because 5" are so short, I don't really get enough of an opportunity to listen to them. Oh well.

Pete the Pirate Squid have a dorky name and a long meandering song of emo type stuff. They have male and female vocals, and the song relies on its bassy nature with nice moments of melody and explosion. Before almost being spoiled by the dodgy jazz at the end. Huh.

This is a really good split, but I enjoyed it so much that I wish it was a split 12" instead, because I wanted to hear more of both bands. Daft 5".

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