Boomkat Product Review:
I believe it was Dickens who once remarked that were you to stand in London's Piccadilly Circus for long enough, everybody in the world would eventually pass you by. Taking a slightly more macabre perspective for their debut LP title, Antipodean garage-monkeys The Drones have also combined the age-old adage about not drinking from a mountain stream as you never know how many dead sheep it's been filtered through for 'Wait Long By The River… And the Bodies of Your Enemies Will Float By'. Charming. Evidently enthralled to the likes of Birthday Party, Beasts of Bourbon and Nick Cave, The Drones make psych-frayed garage rock, writ glass sharp through some sterling production. At its best, the likes of 'The Best You Can Believe In' are desert-hot furnace blasts of My Bloody Valentine soundscapes, Bad Seeds vocals and gravel-flecked guitars, whilst elsewhere 'Sitting On The Edge of The Bed Cryin' is the intriguing collaboration of The Fall and Dream City Film Club which will never happen, and 'Shark Fin Blues' sounds not unlike 'The Bends'-era Radiohead (albeit with a side order of Jagger). The Drones, cor!