‘Memphis Industries’ (Plumb)
‘(Measure)’ might have been sprawling and enthralling, but the brothers Brewis have gone for more of a compact risk of an album this time out. David and Peter have spliced together fifteen miniaturised epics, each with the sublime off-kilter smarts that’ve defined their every output. From sunny, metronome-mashing beginnings (‘Start The Day Right’), they stick dislocated funk next to prime McCartneyisms, flirt with Steinmanesque piano excess and then swap them for strident string-a-thons and close-part harmonics, still finding time to disavow the competitiveness of Cowellite culture. Forget hidden depths, ‘Plumb’ exposes every inch of the Brewises’ brilliance.