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Detached - None the Wiser (Cover Artwork)

Detached

Detached: None the WiserNone the Wiser (2010)
self-released

Reviewer Rating: 3


Contributed by: InaGreendaseBrian
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It's a wonder if UK ska-punks Detached don't end up on Paper + Plastick. They already locked in Horsebites honcho Richard Minino for the artwork on this self-released EP, None the Wiser, and the brash band serves out a decidedly raspy, scrappy and brass-assisted pop-punk sound that should likely app.
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It's a wonder if UK ska-punks Detached don't end up on Paper + Plastick. They already locked in Horsebites honcho Richard Minino for the artwork on this self-released EP, None the Wiser, and the brash band serves out a decidedly raspy, scrappy and brass-assisted pop-punk sound that should likely appeal to fans of Less Than Jake, We Are the Union and maybe even the Arrogant Sons of Bitches.

Detached show an ear for dynamics and the importance of changing things up with "F.U.B.", as guitarist Rhys Mence's spitting, exasperated voice gives way to some hard riffs and faster tempos. Plenty of upstrokes are integrated, as for "Teeth Rattlng Boneshaker," while energetic rambler "Lock Up" gets the band back into the quicker pace they seem just as adept at. The horns are always punchy, but they especially give closer "Rid of It" some pop and vigor.

Packaged with a tight recording, this is a definitively solid (if not admittedly generic) sophomore EP, and if Detached never end up in familiar arms, hopefully it's because they've staked out their very own scene.

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Don't Bite the Crust (And Say the Pie Ain't Tasty)
Teeth Rattling Boneshaker
Lock Up

 


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detached_ska (August 23, 2010)

Ye you can immediately tell its horsebits, all his designs have that same sort of look to them. We are so happy that he agreed to do the artwork, wasnt crazy expensive. Pretty normal for what most graphic designers would charge you for some boring cover.

Where did you see us loveshackbaby? Guess you cant please everyone.

loveshackbaby (August 10, 2010)

Saw these guys live, the singer was the most annoying person i've ever watched on stage, and looked about 12, the music was completley forgetable, and Detached is a stupid fucking name...

Dante3000 (August 10, 2010)

Hast to be pricey to have horsebites to the art for your self released album. Well, go big or go home, I guess.

LosPeptobismol (August 10, 2010)

I had to do a double take on the album art to make sure it wasn't the Heartsounds record.

viridianx (August 10, 2010)

I can't place it, but that album art looks so damn familiar.

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