THE BEAT 'WIDE EYED IDEAS EP' REVIEW.
Written by Mike Davies 8.7.2003

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Here we have five piece guitar band TINY BLUE CHILDREN following up 2001's debut album, The Blue Room, with the Wide-Eyed Ideas EP (Shotgun Charlie).
Not one to mess around with a winning sound, they still bring together elements of Stereophonics, Pearl Jam, and U2 though have obviously bought a Calling album between recordings.
It's big, emo driving rock with yearning vocals, circling hooks and massive guitars characterising the title track, 14 Again and a too fast This Is Easier. The last two tracks, acoustic trudge Hiding Son and the battering 655321 could be lost without regret, but the really disappointing things is the way they take potential stand out piano based tower of building emotion Dissolve and shoot it in the leg with a directionless stagger of an instrumental section that's the equivalent of a prize fighter suddenly flopping around the ropes just before he delivers his championship winning blow.


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