Alba Lua - The Ballad of Joseph Merrick

The Ballad of Joseph Merrick should involve the following; a group of musicians dressed in Victorian garb with sacks over their heads, topped by bowler hats. They would play atonal circus jazz and speed metal, but with trombones and egg maracas and old fashioned bike horns. At the climax of the show, the group would remove the sacks from their heads and the audience would laugh and throw rotting vegetables at their hideous features until the band leave the stage.

Sadly, Alba Lua do not seem to be aware if this and have instead chosen to jump on the increasingly irritating alt-folk bandwagon to produce an EP that is maudlin, humorless and uninspired.

Kim Monaghan

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Ken Eakins is a filmmaker and weird stuff enthusiast from the South of England.

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