With this third album UK 3-piece Former Cell Mates have come of age, finally delivering on all they have promised up until now. This is their masterpiece – melodic punk (showing a nod to singer / guitarist David Lee Burdon’s previous band Leatherface) getting hit side-on by a healthy dose of whiskey soaked rock (a la Lucero, Drive By Truckers, Hold Steady) and even a touch of soul spilling from Davey's emotive and raw vocals. The song writing is complemented by the addition of a brass section and piano, adding plenty of dynamic and a fresh dimension to the melancholy rock they've become known for.
'Presented As A Work Of Fiction' is not only a collection of the finest songs Former Cell Mates have written to date, but is also the album that should see them gain the recognition this band deserves.
FOR FANS OF: Lucero, Leatherface, The Hold Steady, Replacements, The Gaslight Anthem.
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