Saturday, November 8, 2008

They Do It With Mirrors 1991-1992





They Do It With Mirrors - The Last Real Baby EP, 1991

They Do It With Mirrors - Ox EP, 1992

I'm going to change up this blog just a little now and post some UK things from the mid 80's and early 90's. This is a band called They Do It With Mirrors, circa 91-92. They were on Setanta records, which I believe is where the Divine Comedy started out before they got more well known, and also the label that had the Frank & Walters first two (excellent) EP's. Anyway, this band is one of the few obscure ones that really stood out for me from that era. They have a real stripped-down production sound that I think would appeal to folks who like post-punk, and I even think they sound sorta dark and Chameleons-ish at times, at least instrumentally. The singer does have a lisp, which I find can be annoying in some singers (I don't care for Neil Tennant of Pet Shop Boys for example, but I love that guy from Breathless) but for some reason this guy's lisp on these records I'm posting here is okay by me. His name was Kevin Brew. I wish I knew what happened to him, or even where this band was from. Were they Irish??? Hell if I know. Come on folks, help me out. What happened to this band?

5 comments:

Karate Boogaloo said...

Correct on the Setanta Records connection.

Anonymous said...

they were irish, based in london.

Bimble said...

Lovely! Good to hear! Thanks very much.

Ed said...

One of the guys in the band, Daragh Dukes, formed Headgear who are on iTunes I believe. Thanks for uploading this stuff - I've got Last Real Baby on 12" but haven't had a record player in years. Brilliant! I saw them aged 16 in Ireland, this brings it all back!

Bimble said...

Glad to hear about it, I'll check Headgear out. TDIWM was a really special band and it's so good to hear from someone who appreciates them. Thanks for your comment!