January 23, 2006


5 out of 5 stars

"The next major british band" – Q Magazine.

Featuring songs such as 'Cash Machine', 'Hard to Beat' and 'Tied up to Tight', this CD is a very interesting listen. Playing on the street-society that is our age, Stars of CCTV incoperates everything about the life of urban Britain.

'Stars of CCTV' follows the story of a swollen credit card and the poverty which many youths are constricted by. We are all working for a cash machine..which is quite true. 'Hard to beat' has now become a regular club anthem and sports a catchy chorus and some wicked lyrics.

Stars of CCTV perfectly captures life's highs and lows, the good times and the bad times. 'Living for the weekend' is a tribute to going out on a saturday night for forgetting life's worries. We are all the stars of CCTV, and it's not aimed to show up the "chav lifestyle" and back-up social stereotyping or anything. It's a CD about life as we know it and the CCTV camera is simply a big metaphor.

This CD is a great listen, an urban masterpiece with a sound reminiscent of some of Oasis' tunes and some suburban 70's music. It's definetly quite different and cannot really be classed under one genre as it holds a bit of many: indie, pop, rock, reggae. It's a great start-out album for the guys from Middlesex, and Richard Archer (vocalist) is already tipped to be the next best thing when it comes to lyrics.

Definetly worth a listen.

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  1. Mathew Mannion

    Cash Machine is actually about being on minimum wage with a pregnant girlfriend, isn't it? :)

    24 Jan 2006, 00:59

  2. As well as poverty, yup.

    24 Jan 2006, 08:29

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