From the NME:
Gaggle – ‘From The Mouth Of The Cave’ (Transgressive)
Opening with something that sounds like a washing machine slow cycle, Gaggle’s full-length debut revels in its own weirdness. Sometimes, as on ‘Army Of Birds’’ bonkers Salt’N’Pepa sass, it works. But mostly their kooky feminist shtick is so heavy-handed (‘Liar’, for example, is essentially a chant about punishing men for cheating – *eyeball roll*) you just want to switch them off and blare out some Guns N’ Roses. A number of Gaggle will own literature by Germaine Greer. They will have at some point been described as ‘quirky’. They will talk openly about their menstrual cycles with no embarrassment. Everyone else will inwardly sigh.
Lisa Wright (5/10)
Wow. I know that the U.K. music press largely focuses on male-centric music – conveniently overlooking the majority of the most vital music out there – but it’s now considered a *bad* thing to read Germaine Greer, be OK with your female sexuality and sound a little different to The Vaccines? Wow. And they wonder why their circulation is still dropping.
This explains Oasis, right?