Cut Off Your Hands - Oh Girl

The 'no frills, all thrills' production approach fits 'Oh Girl''s catchy uptempo retro punk-pop music well.

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Released 25 Feb 2008 | | By Jon Parry | Rating: 2-5
Cut Off Your Hands - Oh Girl

Auckland-based Cut Off Your Hands are the 17th band to grace the DIY indie label Fandango, proudly following highly-touted acts such as Air Traffic and Land Of Talk, in the great Buzzcocks-inspired late 70s and early 80s British indie tradition.

The 'no frills, all thrills' production approach fits 'Oh Girl''s catchy uptempo retro punk-pop music well, but its youthful, joie de vivre, yearning lyrics belong to a different era, akin to early 60s Lennon/McCartney's - only much dumber.

This anachronism is grating and leaves you longing to return to grim, early Thatcherite Britain and listen to the upbeat bittersweet sophisication of tracks such as Orange Juice's 'You Can't Hide Your Love Forever' or Young Marble Giants' 'Colossal Youth'.