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7 out of 10
Marching back from the desolate wastes of Norfolk, Distant Guns appear to have bagged a winner with this, their fourth E.P. The pair of openers shimmer like a iron glove around a velvet fist. Paper Lanterns lives up to its name, floating high but without any sign of crashing back to earth and setting fire to a field of wheat.
Captain Birdseye. . . is a water-sodden piece of acoustic wyrd and, perhaps, the nearest this release has to a hole. Thankfully, we are brought back up to trajectory by the Fall-meets-Ballboy-in-the-pub-car-park-for-a-fight bombast of CSI: Nowhere. And is that Pete Postlethwaite chewing his way through a sample from some film or other?
1- Paper Lanterns
2- Your Plans Are Just Lists Of Things That Won't Happen
3- Captain Birdseye And His Shit Mate
4- CSI: Nowhere