The British IBM
The British IBM

Released: 8th October 2012
Label: PDP8 Records

The British IBM have released their debut album, and is one that will instantly appeal to anyone who has ever held a soft spot in their hearts for Indie guitar music. This is a band who know exactly how to put together an album full of confident anthems that will make people stop and take notice.

‘Animal’ opens the album with charming guitars and vocals that are sure to win the hearts of many. ‘Sugar Water’ is one for the Apple enthusiasts amongst us, who will instantly relate to the line “Do you want to sell sugar water or do you want to change the world?”. The title track follows and is one that is flawless from start to finish, this is a beautiful anthem full of thoughtful lyrics “If we kept it all together, maybe we’d still be friends”.

From this point on we are treated to one perfectly crafted indie guitar song after another. Other highlights include 'Good Afternoon' and 'Cannibal' both highlighting a slightly darker side to the band. 'Is it too late to serve Oscar Pike' is my personal favourite on the album, with the guitars conjuring up images of summer and thoughtful percussion providing the perfect complement to the timeless vocal delivery. The lyrics throughout the song will cause you to stop and reflect "now your twenties are gone". 'God's Front Porch' which brings this amazing album to a perfect conclusion, from the opening line "I'm the loneliest man in the world right now"' you become drawn deep into the heart and soul of the song and never want to leave.

This debut album has more than proved that The British IBM are a band that we should all be in love with. I just hope this album goes on to achieve the success these beautiful songs deserve.

Steve Tay

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