Boomkat Product Review:
Prompted by a mutual love of Black Tambourine and the Jesus And Mary Chain, Procedure Club's two members set about fashioning a body of work in the classic bedroom-pop mould, referencing all the right C86 touchstones to land them a place on Slumberland's enviable roster. Expect brilliantly scrappy, lo-fi fare such as the lovely 'Feel Sorry For Me', the sublime Pains Of Being Pure Of Heart-meets-Grouper twee-gazing of 'Artificial Light' and rhythmic dream-pop of 'Awfully Managed Pigeons'. "Following a well-received string of tapes and CDRs, Procedure Club's first "proper" album is noisy, lo-fi pop with the emphasis on noise. From the pure synth pop of 'Feel Sorry for Me' to the overdriven swoon of 'Dead Bird' to the blown-out 'Nautical Song', carefully constructed tunes are given a fierce work-over by layers of guitar fuzz and synth scree. Songs like 'Vermont' and 'Artificial Light' could practically be some lost C86 gems, while
'Awfully Managed Pigeons' looks back to early Velvet Underground's garage racket (check the sick Caleesque bassline) and 'Rather' fondly recalls Amy Linton's late Henry's Dress / Aislers Set classics. Throughout, Andrea's vocals are the secret weapon, neatly playing catchy melodies off the drum machine clatter and guitar haze. On Doomed Forever, Procedure Club strikes just the right balance between the songs and the noise, between structure and chaos. Rather than allowing the recording methodology to stand-in for tunes and ideas, they've created a rather amazing record where those parts mesh perfectly and create a unique sound-world that challenges the ear as it coaxes the listener in with melody."