The Bridgeheads: Best Ones/Pi (single)

~ Wednesday, 7 July 2010
This is the double A side single release from North London based trio The Bridgeheads who originally hail from Slovakia. They have a very strong artistic approach which is cool. They are auctioning a one off original handmade CD with handwritten lyrics, drawings and an oil painting of the album. If anyone’s interested the auction takes place on November 11, 2010 with a starting price of £10,000. This isn’t as daft as it sounds. Editors at the Guardian and The Independent love stuff like this and it will help, in the promotion of the bands album, Foreigners, set for release in January 2011.

Like most bands with a strong artistic concept, they’ve forgotten to work on the music. I really wanted to like Best Ones and Pi but sadly they just washed over me. There music just didn’t grab me. The songs weren’t as imaginative as the band are. There is also a clear absence of any bass on the two songs and this isn’t as original as the band’s publicists would have us believe. Keene don’t have a bas player either but The Bridgeheads are far better than them.

Early days and I hope for better. Pass marks because of the art but work on the songs guys.

Review by Charlie Brown