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The Tripdown Project: Post Modern Delay

South Yorkshire trio’s debut is worth the wait.

Judging by the fact that some of these songs were released as singles as far back as 2011, this Sheffield band have clearly not been tempted to rush-release their debut album.

The advantage of that is that the aptly-titled Post-Modern Delay sounds like a ‘best of’ compilation of tried and trusted crowd pleasers they’ve honed since forming five years ago.

My Condition resembles The Wildhearts chewing on the remains of Feeder, all harmonised hooks and jumpstart-my-heart urgency, while Hiding From My Past marries a twangingly insistent riff with Foo Fighters-style grunge, crackling samples and arena-shaking melodic clout. Tripdown Project’s time may finally have come.

Johnny is a regular contributor to Prog and Classic Rock magazines, both online and in print. Johnny is a highly experienced and versatile music writer whose tastes range from prog and hard rock to R’n’B, funk, folk and blues. He has written about music professionally for 30 years, surviving the Britpop wars at the NME in the 90s (under the hard-to-shake teenage nickname Johnny Cigarettes) before branching out to newspapers such as The Guardian and The Independent and magazines such as Uncut, Record Collector and, of course, Prog and Classic Rock