Have recently purchased the new album from Ted Leo, god bless Amazon marketplace! If don’t already know how great he is, then im about to tell you!
Ted is backed by his band The Pharmacists and together have produced superb indie rock which appeals to the much wider pop audience. Their sound is more pop that art rock which these days seems to be a dying race. Each track on his latest album Shake the sheets is great, obvious highlights include album opener “Me and Mia” which is a protest song about poverty and yet portrays this in a subliminal manner while maintaining a cheery bounce which is abundant on the album. Little Dawn is worthy of any spiky guitar fuelled art rockers and “Counting down the hours” which is littered with vocal superiority, while the title track takes a leaf from the Ac/Dc school of guitar riffing. Ted’s song writing skills are on top form here and double that with his distinctively kid-like voice ensures this album sits on a plinth with indie kids looking up with the desire for rock and roll.