Monday 25 February 2008

I Was A Cub Scout

Here is my latest review, enjoy.

I Was A Cub Scout
I Want You To Know That There Is Always Hope
18th February 2008
Originally a one-man band with a drum machine, I Was A Cub Scout is now a synth-pop duo consisting of Todd Marriott and William Bowerman. Having released four singles since 2006, the album is finally out this year and the band looks set to make it big.

I Want You To Know That There Is Always Hope showcases Bowerman’s drumming effectively in tracks such as Echoes and Lucean, which makes a refreshing change from similar acts that do not necessarily accomplish this well. Echoes was recently released as a double A-side along with Pink Squares. A special version of the latter was recorded at the New Slang club night in Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey. It features, among others, Dartz! and Sam Duckworth of Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly. fame. This version can be downloaded from

Although not all the tracks on the album are up to par, highlights on the album include Part 3, an eerie track that has quite a different atmosphere to most of the other songs, We Were Made To Love and The Hunter’s Daughter. These tracks certainly make the album worth purchasing, and on the whole, it is a beautifully crafted success.

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