CLASH Railway Architecture Album Review Silvery
“Art rock meets vaudevillian dev- ilry via the English absurdism of Viv Stanshall. ‘Railway Architecture’ reads like a Victorian novella stuffed with pages of ‘Aladdin Sane’ era Bowie, Syd Barrett and Sparks. Such a gloriously eclectic sound has also had them compared to Britpop Blur: if only after a bottle of Laudanum and a visit to the darker environs of Whitechapel. From this oddball music hall scrapbook of locomotive inspired organ-led outbursts, short but perfectly formed songs sprout, delicious and daringly at odds with almost everything else out there. A dazzling decoupage of good fun.