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Boomkat Product Review:
The charmingly monikered Githead follow up the 'Headgit' EP with 'Profile'; their debut album and first outing for the now Max Franken-enhanced line-up (Minimal Compact). Also counting Wire's Colin Newman, Scanner's Robin Rimbaud and Minimal Compact's Malka Spigel amongst their ranks, Githead certainly have some heritage to draw upon, and draw upon it they do, with 'Profile' succeeding in taking their early sound, filtering out the self-indulgent crap and leaving an album full of sequestered guitar based songs. 'Alpha' opens 'Profile' with a scene setting (almost Radiohead) plethora of evolving instrumentation and Ian Drury vocals ("It's always one thing or another...") that unexpectedly break free and soar, taking you with them ready or not, a trick Githead successfully repeat throughout. So whilst 'My LCA (Little Box Of Magic)' goes for digitally manipulated pop and 'Cosmology For Beginners' is a baggy trousered crossbreed of The Specials/New Order and shouty Anglo-rap, 'Raining Down' prefers to plunder The Smiths and Mogwai for its kicks, without it ever feeling either awkward or ill-advised. Jammy gits.