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Each listen leaves me more and more confused as to who would actually buy 'P&B'.

So confused has 'Plot And Debauchery' by North West foursome This Devastated Fan got me, that it has taken literally weeks for me to go from first listen, to actual review. That in itself is no bad thing, after all some of the best albums in the history of rock have taken a long time to settle and reveal themselves, but in the case of This Devasted Fan, each listen leaves me more and more confused as to who would actually buy 'P&B'. Not because it is bad, actually it is very far from bad, but more because from track to track the approach morphs just enough to run the risk of not appealing to the same people who liked the previous song. Everything from The Pineapple Thief to The Verve, Razorlight to Coheed And Cambria, Alexisonfire to Snow Patrol is hinted at in places, the likes of 'Calvary Cemetery, NYC' clicking into sight on the back of a snare rim pop and surging tom beat, ranging from shouty Indie to chart bothering rock to alt-rock and prog. Confused? Indeed. Good? Actually yes, even if it fails resolutely to tick the usual boxes I require checked to normally engage with an album.

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Robbie Cavanagh is a fine, emotive vocalist, while his guitar work meshes wonderfully with that of Will Rogers, adding a potency this style(s) of music more often than not lacks, while Robbie's drumming brother Jamie knows how to put some punch behind songs that you might not expect to find with such oomph. Leaving Steve Alday on bass to bridge the gap between the sometimes chart like guitars and snapping percussion.

'Contingency Plan' has a similar vibe to a more aggressive 'Mad World' (the Gary Jules version, not Tears For Fears), 'Princess Anchor' is a gentle, if heartfelt acoustic number, while 'Conversation Killer' is pure The Pineapple Thief slow build into riff-laden outburst. It is all good stuff, but the bouncing from idea to idea does leave you a little dizzy, and if you're not paying full attention a little nonplussed.

It is hard not to come to the conclusion that if This Devastated Fan can find a little more cohesive focus to their material, that they might be huge. Just maybe not with the Fireworks & Rocktopia audiences ...

Steven Reid

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