There’s little doubt that Tired Irie take their influence cue cards form the last few years of international alternative music. For ‘Like. Gentle Men’ is a single hugely indebted to the brazen, forward-thinking work of many of 2005’s most established bands. From the fractured, fraught lyrical loops of Q And Not U, through some dark, strident Interpol-esque guitars and onto the stabbing, beautiful atmospherics of an embryonic Explosions In The Sky this is a single carved from the rampant innovation so prevalent during the first half of the noughties, and it’s utterly engrossing.

Effortless in its intensity and riddled with bent, pop-fused melodies, 2006 could well be the year Tired Irie break from their Leicester homes and into the national spotlight.

- Geoff Temple



Tired Irie
"Like. Gentle. Men."

A. Like. Gentle. Men.
B. Burning Off The Murk

7" vinyl, limited pressing of 500 numbered copies on heavy vinyl