This is a review of "Untitled" recorded by All My Friends Are Dead. The review was written by Lewis Denby in 2005.
Another group to add to the new movement of Leeds-based post-rock outfits, All My Friends Are Dead arrive with a three-track debut demo that, while showcasing a promising musical style, still feels a little unfinished.
The main problem here is that none of the songs sound tight enough: everything is a bit uncertain and the musicians do seem to lack real 'togetherness' at the moment. Still, they've only been together a few months, and this considered it's by no means a cacophonous sound.
Quite to the contrary, in fact: there's some lovely guitar work here, topped off by some absolutely mesmerising vocals from singer Nic Burrows. It's a shame there aren't more of them: opener Black Orpheus only features a couple of lines, and Seven Eight Song is instrumental. Tellingly, closing number For Our Friends and Future Wives is the strongest track on offer here.