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OLLIE LIME COOPER

WE DARE YOU TO DEFINE A SINGLE THING WE PLAY

COOPER TEMPLE CLAUSE HOME
INTERVIEW WITH KIERAN MAHON (and DIDZ HAMMOND)
QUESTIONTIME WITH DAN FISHER
ANOTHER KIERAN INTERVIEW
MR.TOM BELLAMY'S JEANS: AN APOLOGY
2006 TOUR, PREVIOUS DATES, LIVE PICS
JON and TOM's HAIRSTYLING SALON
STUPID STUFF: DIDZ'S KNITTING TIPZ
STUPID STUFF 2: FISHER'S RECORDER COLLECTION / ASK UNCLE BEN
FAN GALLERY
WHY?
FAVOURITISM
FISH/MONKEY SPOTTING
MISHEARD LYRICS
MESSAGEBOARD FORUM / LIVE CHATROOM
DISCOGRAPHY
TCTC SNAPS
WATERFRONT & FORUM GIGS
REVIEWS and PHOTOS
C<L>AUSE & EFFECT
FOXHOLSKI T'S & BADGES! / YOUR HANDMADE COOPER T'S / OFFICIAL T'S
KIERAN CAMPAIGN / GIVE JON A HALO
*TICK EVERY NOW AND THEN AMUSINGLY*
FOXHOLSKI LINKS
WE DARE YOU TO DEFINE A SINGLE THING WE PLAY
LINKAGES
MAILBOX

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Cambridge Live Image of Strangeness..

..New Toys
 
Clem Bastow, stylus magazine. pings like the love theme from Bladerunner, taking trite Bossanova pre-sets and Days Of Our Lives strings and melting them into a vastly moving portrait of young male confusion its everything that white-male-pain supergroups like Nickelback, in their blunt solipsism, will never be   o
 
www.dotmusic.com a multi-layered mini-epic that ebbs and flows ...conjuring up weird electronic noises that sound like a computer melting down. o

 

A.I.M

 
N.M.E: "..both introspective and aggressive, part curled-up-in-a-ball murmuring and thrashing about screaming. Kicking off with a squeaky, burbling guitar loop, disturbing falsetto vocals sweep about before the chorus smacks in and impales you with a bass punch so aggressive it threatens to tear your insides out."0
 
...Did you miss me?

April Long,NME: "..within the first three minutes you'll be asking if it's the same band, much less the same song you're listening to..(from starting)..sweet and spangly before ballooning into a sinister, bloated stalker (?)anthem" 0

Dom Gourlay,www.rock-city.co.uk:  "...you're left quite speechless as to how the band could improve on such a thing...its crystalline hooks and sledgehammer guitar riffs beautifully combine with a belching siren effect to create a blistering assault... if quiet is the new loud, TCTC turn the volume up to 10 and twist the knobs until they drop off" #
 
The big man www.coopersville.co.uk  "DYMM? shows another side to the band (are these in fact the most diverse band in the world?)...whilst it begins with a very ambient keyboard sound, followed by awesome guitar by Fisher we soon move into familliar Clause territory with a very heavy climax (ooh matron?)." #
 
 
...Let's Kill Music
 
Dom Gourlay,www.rock-city.co.uk "sounds like Hawkwind being attacked by Nine Inch Nails down a dark alley." #
 
Chris Heath,Dotmusic, "The unshakeable wall of sound, the wrestling unusual effects out of your guitar, confrontational lyrics and sneering vocal have been done before but TCTC ram a youthful vigour down your neck to shake even the most cynical...a draining but ultimately rewarding experience." o
 
 
 
The Devil Walks In The Sand

Victoria Segal, NME "pull on a velvet tabard, lie back on a Persian rug and enjoy such cosmically paranoid riffing. Young people. Honestly."o

Dom Gourlay,www.rock-city.co.uk "..a space rock epic with a short, folky interlude sounding not unlike the entire back catalogue of Gomez squeezed into about 25 seconds..."o

The Blue Room. "Its really nothing like anything that's being released at this time, with maybe a small nod to people like "Primal Scream", but the originality contained within just this one record is amazing" o
 
 

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Sister Soul

The Brain Farm, "Shows signs of some Radiohead seeping in, but when it sounds like a kindergarten friendly version of 'Street Spirit', does it matter? Does it bollocks" 0

The Lake

Dom Gourlay,www.rock-city.co.uk "Bluetones go shoegazing" ...0

The Big Man, www.coopersville.co.uk "Dan Fisher truly shines during this awesome show stopper.The way he beats up on his axe could..slip into self-indulgence but doesn't because he never over steps the mark. The 2nd 1/2 allows the musical element of the 'Clause' to shine in a way that 'Radiohead' would be jealous, ending in what I can only describe as a sonic solar-plexus orgasm..". #

Jonathan Rawcliffe www.drownedinsound.com".As close as TCTC get to recreating the excitement of their live show. Quite apart from the lyrical desperation..the music is sublime, the track shifting up a couple of gears halfway through to mutate into a satisfying guitar wig-out" 0

Panzer Attack 

Roger Morton,NME "...pretty much does what it says; marching to a sick, banging techno beat while filthy MC5 guitars detonate and the singer hollers like Lemmy with his nodules on fire. Awesome, visceral and kind of lobotomised all at once...doesn't have the Trail Of Dead-meets-Sabbath grandeur of some of the tracks on their debut 'Hardware EP', but it's still deadly effective" 0

Gen Williams, www.drownedinsound.com "Gradually building rhythms & an incessant bassline at the beginning hint at the intense, driving layers of sound that are soon to follow. As the guitars..kick in, an effectively minimal, 3-note melody, calling to mind recent exploits by Primal Scream, is drilled into your skull via..raw, knife-edge vocals. There are points..where Portishead and their winding, sassy reels of sound come to mind, albeit after a serious course of testosterone-based hormone treatment.It builds up into a thundering crescendo of frenetic, yummy noise. Result? Headfuck. You'll recognise it the very instant it comes on, & start wiggling your arse. By the time it peaks, you'll be shaking your funky thang around your kitchen while your cat looks on, peturbed & dismayed at your apparent and sudden loss of sanity..."0 

The Brain Farm, "a cherry bomb of a tune, more representative of their phenomenal live show than 'Hardware', Trail Of Sabbath, with sirens, drum machines, a killer riff and wicked vocals all combining to provide yet another example of Britrock being healthy" 0

Way Out West

The Brain Farm, "madcap... rocks like a mother" 0

Been Training Dogs

Roger Morton,NME: "The nihilstic guitar suction..is like the perfect theme tune if anyone wants to make an Extreme Dog School TV series with a delinquent sociopath Barbara Woodhouse & tortured rottweilers ...fetch...and gorge." 0

Film-maker

Sal, the brain Farm, "You'd think Godhead were gonna crawl out of the woodwork when the guitars kick in at the start...it's the kind of song that you..just run till your lungs will burst...snarling, seething, You can practically picture the cute lil goth girl with black hair being lifted aloft a high alter when the song gets going but it pulls back from being cod-Mortiis with the lascia-fare voice of the singer and the backing vocals. It pounds, it drives..then he starts screaming like my son on a good day...fab...oh shit it's stopped...can I have more?" 0

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TCTC live.
 
Didz Hammond: "...a huge buzz of energy flying off the stage, getting soaked up by everyone that's watching....It's a wall of noise, a great big sonic wham!"
 
 
TCTC....in summary:
N.M.E: "Fuck it, they're good."
 
Kerrang!: "Like a spaceship lifting off, they're the Punk Floyd that drug lovers everywhere have been waiting for."
 
The Guardian: "There's something about The Cooper Temple Clause's demented conviction that will leave anybody wanting more." 
 
 

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