Colchester singer Kevin Scott has been knocking around the London mod scene with various bands for some time, but he’s cast his net a bit wider for this latest venture. First teaming up with drummer Grant ‘Jappo’ McLeod and guitarist and keyboard Martyn Schorn in Aberdeen, he brought bassist Matt Hill up from Peterborough to record debut EP The Rib Of Rhyme eight months ago. Having gigged around Scotland picking up fans and airplay, they’re now settint out to take on the rest of the UK with this five-track mini-album.
Far from mod revivalists, The Grenadiers specialise in crisp, sometimes delicate 60s beat/pop, coming across on opener Kosha like a winsome Small Faces (whose influence is never far away). Pillars Of The Lambeth Row cheekily nicks the riff from Pretty Flamingo, with some nicely understated trombone, while the title track is a cute, sparse slab of 60s pop about an irate neighbour (shades of Lazy Sunday, anyone?). Toy Grenadiers is a more upbeat affair, before closing with the bruised pop of Mrs Raven.