JT707's Review of Jeff Lowe - Hitchcock Cafe EP
16th Aug 2010 I
Long-time session guitarist and songwriter, Jeff Lowe has released a showcase of his undoubted talent in an EP of four tracks taken from his forthcoming album Hitchcock Caf . Lowe offers up his worldview through such vehicles as marmite soldiers and living room sofas.
The acoustic Travesty of Justice, talks about jealousy and exploitation in love - while the equally relaxed Wrong Junction, with its echoes of Squeeze, tells of personal cowardice through rock/jazz solos and interesting string arrangements.
Closer is a mild parody of our television celebrity culture while Public Information Song takes a musically heavier but witty pot shot at Big Brother both in the Orwellian sense and at the TV reality show. "Cameras everywhere", goes the refrain, even "up the skirt and down your trousers", a perceptive track in an enjoyably accomplished work.
Review by JT707