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Saturday, 25 February 2012

Bawl - Year Zero

I had the pleasure to see Bawl at my local venue the Wedgewood Rooms in Portsmouth, iv no idea who they were supporting but i'm reasonably sure it sometime around 1996... it may have been Gene? it may have actually been about 20 or so other bands .. i should write these things down !! 

Bawl had some rather lazy "new Smiths" hype thrown at them and although you can possibly hear something its pretty far fetched... still Year Zero is alright and worth a listen, the singer Mark Cullen has got a bit of a reputation in his native Ireland as a witty,acerbic and talented songwriter, he has released 3 albums under the moniker of Pony Club , you should check them out... 

Approaching Zero
Older And Older
My Spine Hurts
Beyond Safe Ways
Sticky Rock
Fake It
Ex Boyfriend
Mechanic From Ryhl
Girls = Songs
Some People Need Others
He's All That Great About Pop


  1. I thought I was the only person who had this!

    Beyond safeways is a classic

  2. very true! i dont think it sold many copies and the band didnt come over to england to play many gigs, a shame really