The Daily Choice: Cheap Time – Another Time
As much as I’m worried about the cyclical nature of music (ever faster these days) whipping us back in to the pop-punk/ska tragedy of the 90s, I’m more than excited to ride the train along the way. Cheap Time’s new album Wallpaper Music sounds like leather-clad punk of 1970s London – sharp to the touch, but somehow entirely listenable. You would imagine “Another Time” played in a tiny bar with a stage so close to the ceiling that the band ducks their head to scream in to the microphone. The crowd is dank and sweaty and bare skin rubs against slick leather. The lead singer might spit in to the crowd, the drum set might get broken, someone will probably, happily, get a black eye.
Wallpaper Music is out on In The Red now.