Warm Wet Records
They’re the 47th band named RAZZ, but they’ll bend your ear anyway! Four gents pulling the strings here: PHIL LANTZ (late of COCKTAILS and AIRFIX KITS), RAY SERAPHIN (main-man of TALKIES and GLITZ), ANDY JORDAN (aka ANDY HUMAN, on leave from his REPTOIDS) and up-front bopper DAN WOOD, the brains of shag-rock dynamos like TROPICAL SLEEP and THE PETS. On Pleasantries, their debut release, the four featured tunes are dispatches straight outta Wood, one of those rare songwriters who somehow teases out the complexities of life in just a few couplets, delivering each with a riveting, plaintive voice and jagged waves of guitar. Moreover, Wood and Razz have an uncanny knack for crafting a perfect middle eight—that part of a tune that just liquefies the listener. Timeless and NOW, Razz is uncanny pop disguised as Great BIG Rock. Fans of the intricately greased pop of Sneakers, the New Wave shades of The Quick and the more "classical" power of early Who and Small Faces will find an ally in Razz. Edition of 500 copies.