Rotary Ten canâ€™t quite decide if theyâ€™re more Death Cab than Arctic Monkey or more Libertine than Placebo, but thatâ€™s okayâ€” â€˜We Travelled Without Mentioning Itâ€™ fulfills its promise by skipping from genre to genre with relatively little (and relatively listenable) fuss. Chalk it up to lead singer James Traffordâ€™s versatile vocalsâ€” from emo squeal to Sheffield zeal in ten seconds or less, cheekily borrowing words from one line to the nextâ€” or Rory Leonardâ€™s jaunty and jittery drumming, which instigates the songâ€™s urgent opening before stutter-stepping to a fragile late-in-the-game breakdown. Itâ€™s a right number all â€˜round.
Released 18/06/07 on Quick! Records
Rotary Ten — ‘We Travelled Without Mentioning It’