DWARVES, THE: Gentleman Blag: 7”

I have an uneasy relationship with The Dwarves. The band’s overt sexism is something that doesn’t sit well, tongue in cheek or otherwise, causing me to cringe when seeing the covers of releases, song titles, and/or lyrics. It’s a damn shame, really, because this is a band that knows the art of writing hugely catchy tunes which, unencumbered by dodgy lyrics, I would listen to a whole lot more. For the record, the four tracks on this single all sound pretty good, especially “Kings of the World,” which is one of the songs I can listen to without wincing.

 –Rich Cocksedge (Fat)