The first thing you'll say when you see the band shot on this CD is, "These guys need more sleep and less makeup." Then you'll slip on Fine China's disc and get a solid 44 minutes of first-rate melancholia. It shouldn't work that singer Robert Withem can evoke such empathy from listeners with a limited number of notes at his disposal and a marble-mouthed delivery, but the writing and sharp word play make him sound like Colin Blunstone of the Zombies at his most considerate. There's not a duff track on this... More >>>
Fine China's The Jaws of Life is a solid follow-up to You Make Me Hate Music.