By Shaun Chait
After knocking round in Christchurch for a couple of years, ex JPSE/Superette mainstay David Mulcahy returns with a new vehicle for his indie rock musings. Huddling together to stave off the cold are fellow Eskimos Rob Mayes (most notably from Throw, but also the brains behind Failsafe Records) and esteemed drummer Michael Daly. Proving that hand produced CD packaging can look convincing, Eskimo have put together an inviting little square that holds within it a lyric sheet and 11 track CD. ĎLoverbatimí half works and half doesnít. Thereís a tendancy to get lost playing with the South Island ghosts of bands past at times, but the tracks that donít fall into this trap are good enough to add to the legend. Once the openers are out the runs start flowing with a solid 3-4-5 combination of the dark indie rock Arrow, chunky political comment From America With Love and Kiss Telly (with its 9/11 imagery combining with a riff that tilts its hat at The Cureís Boys Donít Cry). The tail largely fails to wag until number 11, where Cul De Sac strides out with its Ď80s English indie influences making for a rather despondent, though touching finish. Out on Failsafe.