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Boomkat Product Review:
Following on from a brilliant mini album (last year's The Early Learnings Of Eugene McGuiness) released via Domino offshoot Double Six, the much hyperbolised over songwriter returns with a proper full-length, and this time he's backed up by a band's worth of additional musicians, lending a snarky rock & roll aesthetic to 'Fonz' and 'Nightshift' whilst adapting nicely to more contemplative fare such as 'Wendy Wonders' with its languid violins and eloquent sentimentality. Taking that expanded, ballad-accommodating sound to its logical conclusion, 'Those Old Black And White Movies' sounds very much as its title does, appropriating 1940s harmonised croon and syrupy strings to great effect. It's all the misshapes and curiosities on offer that really define Eugene McGuinness's songwriting though, with standouts like 'Moscow State Circus' harbouring an over-spilling lyrical surrealism, interspersed with Morrissey-esque exclamations such as: "O Clarence I do believe/This life is killing me." This is some debut LP, showcasing a writer who's in no short supply of wit, and doesn't subscribe to any one fixed musical style. An enormously promising work, and one that comes highly recommended.