UV PØP, The Keep
UV PØP used to be a solo concern featuring the talents of one John White. These talents come to the fore on a new album release
entitled ‘Bendy Baby Man’ on ‘Extra Music’ and in the shops now! Both record and live performance, tonight supplemented by a full band line-up, exhibit a melancholy atmosphere tinged with an
underlying sense of humour which prevents moroseness setting in. Lyrics are enunciated like slogans and sung, at times with an acidity and wit which makes one ponder on the stodgy cliches thrown
up by the numerous sixth form poets proliferating in local bands. Instant comparisions can be dangerous I know but here goes anyway: In the brittle and caustic ‘Northern Lad’ persona exhibited on and
off stage combined with his strong writing style I would compare Mr. U.V. with Bill Nelson. In the arrangements of the songs and particularly the guitar sound The Cure are a band which spring to mind.