I had heard the name (x) is greater than (y) before hearing this cd, I think I
read something about them in the music press and I had been wondering what they sound like. When I pressed play on my cd player I wasn't disappointed.
Before releasing the album the band have had two other singles out on Fierce Panda (those two songs also appear on the album). So they are no strangers to working with the wonderful Fierce Panda label.
(x) is greater than (y) have the melodies of the Pixies backed up with the noise of bands like Six By Seven, but they also have other interesting things happening in there songs too: guitars are played backwards, samples are thrown in and this makes it much more interesting listening than the standard loud guitar bands.
The band are typical of the fierce panda mentality of putting out great records from little know bands that are and deserve to be a lot bigger than they are. And this is why I love Fierce Panda and bands like (x) is greater than (y): because they are trying to do something different to the mainstream and they are doing it very well.
At school I've always thought that algebra was a very pointless subject and never paid it much attention, but bands as good as (x) is greater than (y) make it sound okay.
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