Published Jun 01, 2006Cardiffs Shooting at Unarmed Men create driven, claustrophobic songs that sound like they were pulled out of secret corners and dark alleys. Members Jon Chapple (ex-Mclusky), Simon Alexander, and Steve Morgan have turned this band, who have been kicking around since 1999, into a phenomenal conception that embraces dark and pointed sounds and coated them with vocal freak outs and pummelling discord. "A Horse by Day is a Horse by Night is full of these agitated fits and starts, while "Never Follow Me Again rides on distorted arrangements and hard-hitting bass lines. "All Hail Sergio kicks out duelling vocals and guitars that slip into near-drowning depths before climbing back out again into vertical giddiness. "I Cry for No Man spins out on a bouncier rocknroll styling, although the ultimate effect is a bizarre contrast as the rollicking arrangements are offset by uneven vocals. Dont expect this be Mclusky reincarnated. Yes! Tinnitus! carries a simplicity inspired by the Fall and more lo-fi sensibilities, though the frenetic approach still offers up plenty of rough patches.