Misty's Big Adventure - Television’s People
- Martin C Strong
- 30 October 2008
From the glam Brummie ensemble – whose claim-to-fame so far was a 2006 video for ‘Fashion Parade’ guest starring Noddy Holder – comes album number four. Conceptual – about a depressed individual cocooned in his own environs and indeed, mind – Television’s People sees mainman Grandmaster Gareth undertaking a wry insight into his own ‘life-in-a-day’ mindset. Like a fuzzy fusion of Serge Gainsbourg, The Divine Comedy, The Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band and The Monochrome Set, the album opens with ‘Saturday Morning’, the first of a stream of itchy wee stoaters including the annoyingly infectious title track. It’s no wonder studious comedian Dave Gorman has invited them to write the theme to his new TV outing. Genius.
(Grumpy Fun/SL Records)