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Me, the Slumbering Napoleon

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Published October 1, 2009

A bit rough around the edges but a good debut.

MTSN are a noisy four piece who have been wowing crowds all this year with their energetic live shows and positive reviews. And finally their debut EP is out to the baying public. Thankfully some of their live energy has transferred onto record. The title track “She’s a maniac” and “Marske by the Sea” are the strongest tracks, both showing a great line in dirty, scuzzy, blues-tinged rock. Allied with Binni’s screaming lead vocals, it’s rather reminiscent of Minutemen and a harder Blues Explosion. They do fall down a bit however with a cover of Jimi Hendrix’s “Purple Haze” that should only ever be done by schoolboy cover bands. And while “3537 Dogs” is the most expansive song, the production is not as clean as the rest of the EP. But this is definitely a band that’s on the up and up. Long may it continue

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