A review I did a while back of Philip ‘the drummer from Radiohead’ Selway’s lovely debut.
It’s all part of a general restructuring process…apologies for the inconvenience but don’t worry, full ergo minimal service will be resumed shortly…
So, this is what it sounds like when the drummer of one of the biggest band’s in the world leaves down his sticks and goes it alone. While Thom Yorke’s The Eraser furthered the more eclectic streak of Radiohead’s work, Selway’s endeavour is surprisingly restrained and lands firmly under the title of ‘acoustic singer song-writer’; a penchant which tends to yield nothing more than a stifled yawn these days such is the plethora of guitar-clad troubadours emerging.
Those expecting In Rainbows Part II need not apply, instead Familial arrives as it’s own entity entirely. This is a record of reflection and poignancy, characterised by a series of wonderfully gentle hooks to usher in and complement the approaching Winter months perfectly.