Every now and then comes a band so fucking loaded with talent and ideas and creative brilliance you immediately love them and at the same time you know, if they can hold it all together, that they have the potential to be massively successful. That band, for me, was Little Green Machine.I wrote about them in MUSIC NEWS SCOTLAND
Little Green Machine continue to cultivate a vibrant originality throughout this 4 track EP. Once again their catchy trademark style of rock is instantly likeable and the possibility of bigger things, on the evidence of this record alone, looks glaringly certain. Last year they procreated a stunning debut which demonstrated their proficiency in music. And now they’ve returned with a manifestation of musical textures and structuring. The perfect synthesis to its progenitor. Little Green Machine are a rather striking panorama of inventiveness. Consider them likely champions soon!
Then again just a few months later..
For a band who have played together less than a year Edinburgh indie rockers Little Green Machine are an impressive threesome.Already the darlings of the local gig circuit they now enhance that proficiency with distinctive ease on this 8 track EP. To label them similar to anyone remotely popular would feel insulting, and probably impossible. This is a style and genre that appears to be all theirs! A sound consummated by the deep seated copulation of uncontrived and necessity! Maybe Little Green Machine is the post-coital bliss and euphoria?Lyrically they are neither obvious nor twee. This is educated wordsmithery. Esoterical and largely personal. Street poetry from a soul that's seen life when it's good and when it's shit! Lyrics like ' when jealousy hits you, like cancer it spreads' on excellent opener Bus Shelter Blues and 'I'm looking forward to the summer, but it always rains' on Take The Money & Run are two examples of the nihilistic outlook of chief songwriter and front man Jack Sandison. This isn't a downside or setback, it's brilliant and real!Little Green Machine play music that grabs and never let's go. First class compositions of melodic offerings. Guitar driven vehicles of sound. Catchy, worthwhile rock n roll! They are in the que for great things! Check them out.
And just when you sensed the big leap forward was in their grasp...they split up. Devastating! Never have an unsigned band sounded as fucking good as this one did. May they rest easy, wherever they may roam, for the world could have been theirs. I still play the demo albums given to me for reviewing. They still sound flawlessly bang on!