Noah & The Whale
‘Heart Of Nowhere’ (Mercury)
When our parents’ generation have passed and we’re the grown-ups of the world, we won’t have Dad-rock any more. What we will have though is Dad-indie, and it will have started with this Noah And The Whale album. ‘Heart Of Nowhere’ has much in common with Status Quo – it is violently un-confrontational, startlingly uninventive and no fun whatsoever. At least ‘All Through The Night’ has the balls to sound a tiny bit like Beach Fossils. The rest makes Mark Knopfler look like Mark E Smith. Only listen to this if you want to embarrass your kids in 20 years’ time.