Jamie Lenman


#1

's touring in April/May.

Effin love Reuben and both sides of his solo album. Best thing he’s ever done is that sax solo on his mexican wave cover though.


#2

yeah will go to this, missed his last tour, hes a good lad


#3

Anyone listened the new album? Think his NIN fandom has dug it’s claws in deep on this one - like he even rips off a lot of the vocal melodies/sequences Trent uses. Still got a massive soft spot for him though and he can sure can write a rock choon. I like it, I don’t know why I’m being so cynical!


#4

I love it, commented in the new releases thread.


#5

Not yet, pre-ordered it ages ago from big scary monsters, just waiting for it to arrive!

Love a bit of Lenman; saw him at 2000 Trees in July and he was incredible - him and a drummer, smashing the shit out of his solo stuff/Reuben/Fat Bottom Girls cover.


#6

Saw him a few years ago at Arctangent and the Reuben songs made my dead heart flutter again! I’d say his new album is more like a Reuben album as well, so it’s got that going for it! Just a bit more ‘mature’, but still goofy af.


#7

Excellent. I’m hoping it will arrive tomorrow (along with the Single Mothers album).


#8

that Single Mothers album is ace!


#9

So, this is a bit good, yeah?

I Don’t Know Anything is the standout so far, what the HELL IS THAT? Love the “Another One Bites The Dust” opening drums. Waterloo Teeth has been re-recorded hasn’t it? Slightly? Body Popping sounds incredible and obviously the other singles are great - love Mississippi and Hell In a Fast Car is a pop-rock banger of an anthem. :smiley:

Bit annoyed I’m not seeing him in a week, but Pissed Jeans is the same night.


#10

Yeah, Waterloo Teeth was a nice surprise! Is it longer? Does sound more complete. I’ve got some reservations about the last song - kinda sounds like Moby or something, apart from the nice smashy bit midway. Still like it though. The fat, dirty bass on Bones is glorious!


#11

About 20 secs longer? Got some good chanting on it at the end. Will listen to it a bit more, not sure I’m getting the Moby comparison there. Hardbeat is a cracking opener as well, sounds like emo-rock/soulful in places. Also, his voice sounds absolutely brilliant all the way through, I mean, it does on all the Reuben stuff, but there’s something special about this.


#12

Yeah! Haha, it just reminds me of that ubiquitous music from The Beach and now I can’t get rid of that association! Don’t actually know if it was Moby or not. His harmonies are amazing - always spine-tingling.


#13

Lived with it for a week and I think it’s among his best stuff yet. Fear he will never get his full dues but, as an alt-rock songwriter, there’s few better in the world. How is Frank Turner the one doing arenas??

Anyone else hear Infinity Land-era Biffy on Body Popping?


#14

Been knocking around since the Reuben days that one by all accounts: