If your influences include Ronnie Barker’s Porridge, Dennis Waterman’s Minder, and you happen to be two London lads who grew up together under the flight path — it seems fairly likely you’ll end up writing about the misrepresentation of youth and the hollowness of inner city life in the 21st century…

Regret and reminiscence come with a sense of constriction and loss…

If you’re looking for something that’s lairy, political and educational [at long last] and you’re still in love with the ethos of Paul Weller, Elvis Costello, Tom Robinson, and maybe even The Smiths too — then London duo THE RHYTHM METHOD is for you.

Numbers like “Home Sweet Home” have a drizzly quality.

Regret and reminiscence come with a sense of constriction and loss. The parochial rhythms and gossipy vocals [reminiscent of Suggs ] and the slick production values prove that you don’t have to be posturing rebels or confrontational monsters to get across your politicizations.

Joey and Rowan aka THE RHYTHM METHOD play The Great Escape in Brighton this weekend and Sound City, Liverpool next.

Words: @neilmach 2017 ©

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