Album Review of Matinee by Jack Penate.

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Jack Penate

Matinee by Jack Penate

Release Date: Jan 22, 2008
Record label: XL
Genre(s): Indie, Rock, Pop

80 Music Critic Score
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Matinee - Very Good, Based on 1 Critics

AllMusic - 80
Based on rating 8/10

Jack Penate got himself a hip producer in Jim Abbiss -- who had previously worked with the Arctic Monkeys, Editors, and Kasabian -- and released his debut album, Matinee, in the autumn of 2007. He already had the dance moves, the loud shirts, and an interesting set on the London club scene, so here was a chance to show that the music was worthy, too. With a singing style in the cockney accent of Lily Allen or Kate Nash, he differentiated himself from these singers by actually playing the guitar himself, with mixture of skiffle and ska, especially on the hit single "Torn on the Platform.

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