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Thursday, 7 November 2013

The Cundeez - Murder on the Oary Express

Culturally Dundee has never really featured on the map.
In the last decade all that has come from there is the incredible acting skills of George - the cat - Galloway, and the indie pop of The View, but now they can add a third string to their bow as The Cundeez are looking to stick a tartan emblazoned flag in the eye of the music scene.
It would be a valid point to claim that doing the rounds on bills with punk acts has pigeon holed them to an extent, but with 'Murder on the Oary Express' it's pretty obvious that they have a lot more going for them than simply appealing to those who arrived at a bar with their ticket for the nostalgia train only to find that they had to sit through The Cundeez before the could embark on their trip into the past.
With a swirl of the bagpipes layered in with their street punk, new wave and ska influenced tunes, the band are covering a great deal of ground sonically speaking, and while some may consider the Dundonian dialect heavy going and a bit of a struggle to get to grips with, it is ultimately a rewarding experience that will leave you smiling in admiration at their ability to walk the tightrope between being a joke of a band, and a band that can deliver a joke.
A big difference that sometimes some people don't seem to be able to grasp.
I reckon that in some strange alternative universe this would be called world music, and just for the shits and giggles I would love to see them on Jools Holland sending the whole thing up.

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