Album Review: Backhand Deals by Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard
Excellent, Based on 1 Critic
The Line of Best Fit - 80 Based on rating 8/10
It's this humour paired with a social conscience that has seen the Cardiff four-piece amass a cult-like following in recent years, gleeful bubblegum-plastered shenanigans let loose to distract from the daily humdrum. Backhand Deals is a further statement of intent to this end, moderating The Non-Stop EP's glam garb with limber sunny uplifts, the smarts of 10cc spun from a modern vantage point. Siblings Tom and Ed Rees, alongside Zac White and Ethan Hurst, cut cheeriness with a disaffection in their lyrics, as is the case with "New Age Millennial Magic", an anthem for generational discontent that laments a widespread habit for words at the expense of action.