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The Cool Greenhouse - The Cool Greenhouse [LP]

Melodic

  • £19.78 ( )
Genre: Lo-Fi Post-Punk
Format: LP
Catalogue No.: MELO128LP
B/C: 5060168042804 
Release Date: 11th December 2020

BLACK VINYL REPRESS COMING SOON. CD STILL IN STOCK.

“my new favourite post everything existential music happening. Hooray!" 
Henry Rollins

'Acidic debut from post-punk's new poet laureate ...irresistible to fans of the likes of IDLES and Fat White Family' 4/5 Q

The Cool Greenhouse - Life Advice (premier) - The Quietus - 20th April 2020
https://thequietus.com/articles/28132-the-cool-greenhouse-life-advice

''BRILLIANT STUFF'' - 8/10 LOUD & QUIET

https://www.loudandquiet.com/reviews/the-cool-greenhouse-album/

'The Cool Greenhouse are now finding their own path in the post-punk genre - and it’s one that promises to be fantastical.'

The Cool Greenhouse - Line of Best Fit - Album Review (9/10) - May 2020
https://www.thelineofbestfit.com/reviews/albums/the-cool-greenhouse-the-cool-greenhouse-album-review

INCLUDED IN LOUD & QUIET TOP 10 ALBUMS OF THE MONTH FOR MAY.

http://maximumrocknroll.com/band/the-cool-greenhouse/
A peach of an album upholding the legacy of Jonathan Richman, the FALL, ATTILA THE STOCKBROKER, the YUMMY FUR, the COUNTRY TEASERS and the totality of early ’80s UKDIY.

RIYL : The Fall, Beat Happening, Country Teasers , Sleaford Mods....

The Cool Greenhouse - So Young - Album Review - May 2020
https://soyoungmagazine.com/the-cool-greenhouse-self-titled-album-is-caustically-chewed-and-unquestionably-timeless/


9/10 Gigwise 
https://www.gigwise.com/reviews/3381345/album-review-the-cool-greenhouse-the-cool-greenhouse

4.5 / 5 Narc
http://narcmagazine.com/album-review-the-cool-greenhouse-s-t/

DIY
https://diymag.com/2020/03/12/the-cool-greenhouse-announce-self-titled-debut-album-share-first-track-the-sticks

So Young
https://soyoungmagazine.com/the-cool-greenhouse-introduce-their-debut-album-with-the-sticks/

The Quietus
https://thequietus.com/articles/27996-quietus-writers-bandcamp-tips-dale-cornish-dj-diaki-moma-ready-lyra-pramuk-w00dy-sloth-racket

The Listening Post
https://thelisteningpostblog.wordpress.com/2020/03/15/song-of-the-day-the-cool-greenhouse-the-sticks/
The Cool Greenhouse - Louder than War - Album Review - March 2020
https://louderthanwar.com/the-cool-greenhouse-the-cool-greenhouse-album-review/
The Ransome Note
https://www.theransomnote.com/music/greenhouse/in-the-greenhouse-with-the-cool-greenhouse/

The Quietus
https://thequietus.com/articles/28132-the-cool-greenhouse-life-advice

DIY
https://diymag.com/2020/04/22/listen-the-cool-greenhouse-life-advice

Gigwise
https://www.gigwise.com/news/3377249/the-cool-greenhouse-receive-life-advice-on-arch-new-single

With Guitars
https://www.withguitars.com/the-cool-greenhouse-offer-life-advice/

Mad Mackerel
https://madmackerel.org/2020/04/21/introducing-the-cool-greenhouse/

Debut Album by The Cool Greenhouse
Standard LP = Black vinyl, reverse board outer sleeve, black inner sleeve, printed insert, download code, red obi strip.
CD In Card Wallet.
May Tour To Be Announced Shortly. 
Support from DIY, Steve Lamacq, The Quietus.
Tour and festival dates in the works including Sea Change & The Great Escape

Those in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones, but The Cool Greenhouse are about to shatter glass ceilings with their self-titled debut LP.
Having caused a stir on the underground DIY label circuit with their inimitable, infectious brand of lo-fi post-punk in 2019, The Cool Greenhouse’s debut album shows off a newly developed, fuller sound, taking their signature style to previously unexplored heights while doubling down on their tried and tested formula of angular motoric riffs and no holds barred biting social commentary. The muffled 16-bit drum loops have been replaced with a full kit, the nonchalant vocal delivery has found a new edge and the sparse instrumentation has been augmented by the band’s finally agreeing to leave their bedrooms and enter the studio, yielding a fully-realised vision with fresh clarity and depth that makes their earlier recordings seem like mere blueprints.
A large part of what makes this a winning formula is frontman Tom Greenhouse’s way with words. Frequently topical and clearly political in some sense, Greenhouse’s lyrics side-step the on-the-nose delivery of traditional yawn-inducing political rock in favour of a strange idiosyncratic blend of pop culture snippets, patchwork narratives and oblique literary references. Bursting with humour and irony, the album deftly meanders from Rotary Club jumble sales to Margaret Thatcher’s living room to futuristic voyages into musical VR, taking aim at the gammon classes, rural conservatism and a host of other late-capitalist absurdities with razor-sharp wit along the way.
Discovering The Cool Greenhouse’s first 7” (which coincidentally mentioned his own surname) ace producer, sound engineer and mixer Phil Booth (Sleaford Mods) invited the group to his JT Soar studio in Nottingham. The old potato-packing warehouse offered an idiosyncratic working method for the band, who recorded the album over 7 days as live between kipping on its couches, 4am whiskey-soaked sessions and Mario Kart ’64 on demand. “Phil’s got all the kit and know-how, but the studio is rough around the edges with great character,” Tom tells. “There were weird little synchronistic miracles… discussing a song then seeing its title on a shop window, finding things in pubs straight out of our songs… these zapped me onto some sort of Jungian plane where I didn’t need sleep and knew just what to do.”
Blissfully instinctive, Tom’s lexicon flies across the album with the agitation of an internal monologue that won’t quit. From pop culture to cautionary tales, anything deemed too musically extravagant was swiftly removed before being mastered by Mikey Young (Bodega, Amyl and the Sniffers); “we added a tympani and clarinet but ended up taking it all off again” At times the Truman Show-trappings of ‘Trojan Horse’ or ‘Gum’s unsettling cowbell hint at the motoric. For now, whatever it is that gets you going, let’s just call it The Cool Greenhouse effect.

Trackist: The Sticks / Carboard Man / Gum / Life Advice / Dirty Glasses / Smile, Love! / Trojan Horse / 4Chan / Prospects / Outlines / The Subletters Pt. 2 (Ft. The Shifters)
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