Friday, May 14, 2004
Saw Rinaldi Sings tonight. So you don't have to.
They (he) are the hideous result of someone having heard My Life Story and early Divine Comedy, and thinking that they might have a go at something like that. But then accidentily writing themes to BBC1 daytime quizshows.
As if commissioned by Radio 2, each song is a painstaking attempt to be 'catchy', but never so interesting that you might not fall into a lifelong coma. Little-brained big-band safety-mod, nasty in its cynical conception, hideous in its sincere delivery, if there's one band you douse in petrol and set fire to this year, make sure it's this one.