Math and Physics Club
Movie Ending Romance EP
written by James S
Dec 21, 2005.
What’s in a name, as some bloke or other from Stratford-upon-Avon once asked. Well, in Math and Physics Club’s case, there’s clearly not a burning desire to be rock gods or dance floor behemoths if truth be told. If the name screams ‘indie-schmindie weaklings’ to you, then you’re pretty much on the nose with your assertion as these four lovely jangly tunes attest.
The title track of the EP is appropriately lovelorn and White And Grey makes good use of violinist Saundrah’s graceful contribution but it’s Graduation Day that takes the honours. It would be easy to criticise it for sounding unquestionably like their Matinee label mates The Lucksmiths covering four Smiths songs at the same time, but that would deny the fun of trying to work out which four songs they actually are. As if to prove their fearlessness of music’s supposedly sacred cows they then have a go at the Beach Boys’ You’re So Good To Me and make a bloody good job of it too. By any other name, Math and Physics Club would still sound as sweet.