Eight Days At Roundhead
Here The Exponents go back to The Dance Exponents daze – with a short, sharp set of rockers that could have been released back in the days of their pub-rock stardom. Indeed at least one of the songs here dates from the time of the band’s debut, others were sketched out in the early days but only completed here, now, in time to create something to tag to this year’s TV documentary.
It’s not Jordan Luck’s best set of songs – but there are some great tunes in here, highlights from within the leftovers basically. And it’s a spirited run-through, some great performances, the energy is high, a reminder that this band – when on – was/is a great pop-rock unit.
The ten songs rip and snort by in 35 minutes and the best of them – It’s An Early Winter, You Got Ten Minutes Now, Within Fields About Me, I Can’t Give You More – remind that Jordan (and band) had an ear on what was happening in the UK but reflected life in New Zealand.
Charming enough to be worthwhile – but the best of the stuff here really shines. I’m glad they dusted it off.