Sergeant Buzfuz – with connections to Julian Cope, Death in Vegas, Wreckless Eric and Rose McDowell – have some musical pedigree. Thankfully, they don’t play on the ‘supergroup’ thing, and thus avoid producing egocentric music twaddle.
The S6 postcode denotes the area to the north-east of the city of Sheffield, stretching outwards and across from Hillsborough to Stannington. ‘S6 Girls’ is a song about a night out for the girls of S6. And then, if anyone needs it pointing out, there’s the play on the stereotype of ‘Essex Girls’, of which the song makes full use. Only, of course, they do it Yorkshire style.
‘S6’ girls is a jaunty piano led folk-infused indie-pop tune with a sing-song melody. With lines like ‘dancing like a volcano’, ‘S6 Girls’ sketches a vibrantly visual portrait, illustrated further by the snazzy (and rather nice-looking, glossy-finish) comic that accompanies the single.
Fall-esque Flipside ‘Sunday Morning’ is a bleaker, more jarring slice of morning after life which sees the previous night’s events unravel through the haze via a succession of text messages.
It’s nicely done, and while the songs work well enough individually, it’s the whole package that makes this.
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