Carry On The Grudge
Label: Virgin Records Ltd
You could rename it Carry on the Sludge, or maybe even Trudge -- Jamie Alexander Treays once again favors slacker beats and lurching indie-scuzz tempos as he ponders marginal existence in Greater London. Whisky buddies and KO'd landlords offer flashes of color amid these doleful tales, but most of Jamie's insights get mumbled into frazzled oblivion. The breathless "Turn on the Light" finds our hero punchdrunk and tuneful in good old Ian Hunter mode, but the catchiest moment by far comes on silly sing-along "Zombie."