Tom Robinson played The Exhibition’s The Boy and The Tearaway very early this morning on his brilliant Fresh On The Net show for BBC 6Music. You can listen again – so long as you do so in the next 7 days – via the link below. The track comes in around 1:14 into the show just after some words from Sir Jarvis Cocker. Tom also says a few words after clearly being over-excited by the drums fills in the dieing seconds.
Listen again with iplayer
There will also be two brand new The Exhibition tracks up for free download by this time next week and hopefully some pre-order links for Alvarez Kings’ debut single The Sequel.
The track is also one of only ten chosen for the podcast of the show available here, which has less words and, unlike the iPlayer link, will be available till the very death of time.
“One of the best things I have heard in a while… almost reaches anthemic proportions”
“All upbeat and heavily catchy bass riffs and drums exploding behind a scuzzy guitar”
“Tight, taught guitars inter-knit with each other in front of super crisp drums that often spill into furious fills”
“Intelligently entwined guitar work, eye for inventiveness and knack for float away choruses. They seem breezy on the surface, but there’s that underlying edge of delightful darkness which keeps them dangerous”
Live Music Scene
“Gravitating through the dark space, churning away in a minor turmoil, grasping for an elusive something”
Pheonix FM’s Yorkshire Underground Band Show also made the EP their Secret Pick of the Week and played the track Bright New Worlds. A podcast of the show can be downloaded from here.
The Exhibition’s The Boy and the Tearaway was played by Jenny Cork on BBC Sheffield’s Raw Talent show 14/01. You can listen again on the link below. The track plays around seven minutes into the program:
And more reviews have trickled in for The Exhibitions latest Demo EP which can still be downloaded for free from Last FM or Zshare
“It’s executed brilliantly, and sounds natural rather than forced, and what’s more – and this is the real clincher – the vocals are slightly low in the mix amidst a swirling maelstrom of shoegaze guitars and truly mammoth drums, propelled by some frenetic fills.”
Whisperin And Hollerin
“As pure a piece of indie powered-pop as you could wish to hear”
The Beat Surrender
“There are many moments of great invention – guitars weave in and out of each other beautifully”
“The Exhibition have a talent for writing riffs to lighten up dark lyrics, it works well and their edgier rockier pop sound gives them something just a little different”
Sheffield Music Scene (Page 45)
“The instrumention throughout is uniformly great as are the quality of the vocals… anthemically catchy”
Beer And Bands
Music Community tunatheday.com also featured The Exhibition’s track Reaction as their Catch Of The Day for 18/01