Headgit

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Tracklisting

  1. Reset [MP3 clip]
  2. Fake Corpses [MP3 clip]
  3. To Have & To Hold [MP3—full track]
  4. Craft is Dead [MP3 clip]
  5. Profile [MP3 clip]
  6. 12 Buildings [MP3 clip]

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Offers us one of the loveliest surprises to come from any new wave 'survivors' in a long time. Both sober and concise, this mini album once again displays the kind of pop simplicity that graced Colin Newman's solo albums (Commercial Suicide or A-Z) without resorting to gratuitous nostalgia. In short, the fly is back in the ointment.

- Sgt. Kabuki, Voxer magazine

This is a beguiling debut: these guys ain't gits, let 'em into your headspace.

- Ben Murphy, DJ magazine

Unusually accessible, even funky... To Have And To Hold and Profile summoning echoes of the industrial dub grooves of PiL's Metal Box... On Reset, the result has the same texture and simplicity, as Neu!'s majestic motorik exercise E-Musik.

- Andy Gill, The Independent

When they're good—as on Reset and Profile—they're astonishingly good, both angular & polished.

- James Snodgrass, NME

Headgit is primarily intended as a 'taster' for an album scheduled for early 2005. Whatever—it's more than strong enough to stand on its own. Although Newman's deadpan vocal style and recognisable guitar sound recall Wire, Headgit is more playful than the parent group's recent album, Send. It sounds brighter and more relaxed.

- Mia Clarke, The WIRE Magazine

Six near-perfect slices of pulsating, rhythmic music that burrow deep into your consciousness, keeping you hooked throughout, but still providing enough depth for the EP to hold up during heavy rotation.

- Craig Grannell, Wireviews

Cult classic of tomorrow.

- Q Magazine

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Lyrics

Fake corpses

Surrogate, starting measures
Vigourous denial, dental records
Empathy, practical dreaming
Fake corpses, sabotage
Freeze dried, fragmentation
Rationed meaning, crazy paving
Ellipses, ghosts of nonsense
Tabloid tigers, badinage

Could you ever mean it?
Would we quite believe it?
Will it ever be the same?
Is the plot deceiving?
Are you tired of thieving?
Will it ever be the same?

Destabilised, apologetic
Sublime cordial, synthetic
Provocative, playback payback
Geometric, alphabet
Rescue bin, deconstruction
Bridgewater, unique seduction
Leatherneck pumpkin, logging, log-on
Discreet snogging, jogging business

To Have and To Hold

To have and to hold
Publicly funded
Registration, collection
Curation, reception

Her beautiful paper falls
Her daughter's car arrives
The wider view
A well-crafted stare

To have and to hold
Sandwich selection
Critic confirmation
Architectural provision

Her golden magazine smiles
Her daughter's clock is thinking
Now visual culture
Prepares for a fight

To have and to hold
Any given green book
Showing its value
In short discussion

Her soft carpet sleeps
Her daughter's bluish bottle
Detached and returned
In public and in private

Craft is Dead

The transition is over—craft is dead
Travel is personal; arrival is still circular
Invention is airtight—prevention is crucial
Is this the final emotion, or are we still being created?

Is it too minimal? Is it quite enough?
Is it everywhere? Is it everything?
Is my style? Is it your style?
Is it stupid? Does it matter?

Ejection is automatic: elevated and enlarged
Plagiarism, the perfect gift—is it easy with our help?
Reception is capital: politics, persuasion
Money is a liquid—power from a vacuum

Profile

Profile one: an almost letter
Profile two: a point erased
Profile three: you did it better
Profile four

Profile five: a count remembered
Profile six: remember when?
Profile seven: a point dismembered
Profile eight

Profile nine: a double vision
Profile ten: the point you made
Profile eleven: a decision
Profile twelve