Dismal Results - The Firm [London] Single Review
Posted: 17th January, 2009
Dismal Results is the debut single from London based psychedelic shoe gazers The Firm. The product of a culmination of a plethora of confusing juxtapositions, the band of over two years attack their music and accompanying lyrics on a number of fronts making their sound somewhat unique.
Consisting of Ross Liddle (Voice & Guitar), Chris Willsher (Lead Guitar & Piano), Julia Sieradzki (Bass Guitar) and Yameen Khan (Drums), the group combine here in the bands third year with a cruising, sometimes morbidly melancholic shard of fuzzy psychedelic rock. Produced by Matt Terry of The Enemys Well Live And Die In These Towns fame, the bands 80s influences pulse through, instantaneously recognisable in the vocals of Ross Liddle who embodies the spirit of The Cult, Suede and The Cure. Like Morrisseys twin brother, the quivering naivety of Liddles vocals rains through. Its a sinister, monotonic version of Ricky Wilson in play, which accompanied by the most energetic and explosive set of guitars ever witnessed by man make for good times for all. Twinned with Round The Rim the singles b-side, Dismal Results is surely due the reverse treatment.