Published Sep 21, 2015In addition to being treated to a string of reissues, English songwriter Martin Newell has brought back his band Cleaners From Venus for new material. The project's latest album is called Rose of the Lanes, and ahead of its September 28 release through Soft Bodies Records, Exclaim! has the premiere of the entire thing.
The record begins with the sweet jangle pop of the title track, the very first lyric of which mentions the TARDIS time machine from Doctor Who. While the rest of the collection employs a similarly simple, raw approach to indie pop, it touches on various sounds in the process: "Little French Blue" is crunchy rock, "Isn't She the Biz" sports folksy acoustic strums and "Rusty River" is woozy roots-psych. All of this is delivered with Newell's thick British accent and conversational style, imbuing the songs with quirky, unique personality.
The album can be streamed below. Digital or CD-R copies can be pre-ordered on Bandcamp. Following a few recent UK shows, Cleaners From Venus will play Brighton's Prince Albert on September 27.