Bomber illustrates the group’s sophisticated advancement of lyrical prowess in what may be referred to as a concept album; yet reads like a gripping short story. Its beat poetry meets power ska with shades and hues of punk and jazz.
’98-’01 opens like a pin spot on a darkened stage through the prologue. The orchestrated and improvisational storytelling is felt especially keenly in Wicker Bar. The track ’80 – ’88 builds the suspense, and features some stellar horn solos. Flickering Blinds adds the final flourish on this film noir-esque composition. Every once in a while an artist will stop you in your tracks. This is one of those bands, and this is one of those records. Noelle Ellis, GiggingNI.com