Brakes – I Can’t Stand To Stand Beside You (CD Review)

Brakes features the combined talents of British Sea Power’s Eamon, Tenderfoot’s Mark Beatty along with Tom and Alex from Electric Soft Parade. This indie super-group have created a guitar heavy number that clearly echoes Joy Division and late eighties indie rock.

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a.k.a I Can’t Stand To Stand Beside You) from Amazon

The main single (The other tracks are short bookends) contains a tension from the first note that gets a partial release in the explosive chorus. ‘I Can’t Stand To Stand Beside You’ has both a charm and a defiance that is engaging.

Label : Tugboat

Release Date : 20 September 2004

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  • Pick Up The Phone
  • I Can’t Stand To Stand Beside You
  • Cheney

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