Hipped to this disk by our man at Mod Lang, the cool Berkeley record
store, who told us in no uncertain terms that it was "better than
Elastica, and I like Elastica," we gave it the ATN listening test. You
know, 50 certified ATN CD listeners each using headphones to carefully
check out every track. The results came back in the affirmative: yes,
this is GOOD. Just kidding. About the 50 certified listeners. Anyway,
the first track, "Motorbike to Heaven," is like Blondie meets Oasis.
Seductive, defiant vocals from singer Marijne, and groovy guitars from
Paul Kennedy. "Drink the Elixir" is fast and mesmerizing with the cool
chorus: "Drink the elixir, elixir, Drink the elixir." All the tracks
are good. We especially like "Your Ma." You'll be hearing more about
this band, lots more.